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Patents and Standards = bad idea

From: Mark Ross <mross@bcefcu.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2001 12:26:45 -0700
To: <www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000001c14b78$2ccd5f20$16026b01@bcefcu>
Subject 'bout says it all. The Web is strong because it is open and
easily used, free in cost.

Add patents to that and corporations will slowly begin to change for
features (IE 8, now supporting HTML 5! Only $39.95).

Stick to the foundation of the Web -- individuals sharing ideas, not
companies using the 'net as a way to funnel users to their products and
lock them into expensive systems.

--Mark Ross, Webmaster
Received on Tuesday, 2 October 2001 15:34:57 UTC

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