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RAND has no justifiable rationale

From: Rich Salz <rsalz@zolera.com>
Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2001 11:16:43 -0400
Message-ID: <3BB9DA5B.59771620@zolera.com>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
I do not understand how a RAND policy addresses any of the concerns that
cannot be addressed in an RF policy.  RF never pretended that patents
did not exist.  The rationale implies that RAND will help prevent
submarine patents because corporations will be incented to disclose so
that they can receive royalties. How is this different for RF?  The only
difference is now they get royalties for a web standard, whereas before
they could incur enmity from those developing a standard.

The proposed policy change incents greed and intellectual property
landgrabs. Don't do it.
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