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Entirely Against Patent Policy...

From: <astajko1@tampabay.rr.com>
Date: Tue Oct 2 13:46:14 2001
Message-Id: <200110021746.f92Hk9T16237@smtp-server3.tampabay.rr.com>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Dear Reader;

The world wide web is a fascinating, free, indispensible tool
for all to use.  The W3C has done a great job thus far in promoting
royalty-free standards which help the growth of the web.

I am saddened and angry that the W3C organization wishes to allow anyone
to impose royalties on standards created in a spirit for all to use.
Furthermore, I do not like the fact that just anyone can go out and
patent a current W3C standard and AUTOMATICALLY be able to charge
fees for something that already existed under free terms!

This proposal can only hurt and stifle the growth of the web.  It will
also hurt the W3C as it stands now as a place for standards.  If the
W3C adopts this proposal then they will eventually die and another
orgaization will come up in its
place.
Received on Tuesday, 2 October 2001 13:46:14 GMT

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