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[news] [ai] FW: RAND is Unreasonable and Discriminatory (fwd)

From: James B. Bushman <Bushman_Associates@compuserve.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2001 16:47:50 -0400
To: w3 org <www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org>
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I just read my son's email below and support his position 110%.  In short, I support Alan Cox's commentary!!!.  Thanks, James B. Bushman, President, Bushman & Associates, Inc., Medina, OH 44256

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From:	Robert Bushman, INTERNET:bob@traxel.com
To:	News Subsystem, INTERNET:news@traxel.com
	
Date:	10/2/2001 12:35 PM

RE:	[news] [ai] FW: RAND is Unreasonable and Discriminatory (fwd)

 
Following is the message I sent to the
W3C regarding their upcoming decision on
whether royalty encumbered technologies
should be considered for inclusion in
World Wide Web standards. IE: should
the Web specify the use of Windows Media
Player compressed audio?

Recommend you consider voicing your opinion
be sending a letter to the address shown
below. You can see more info on the issue at:
http://www.w3.org/2001/10/patent-response
http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=01/09/30/1454216&mode=thread
http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=01/10/02/1238201&mode=thread

Bob Bushman
Apollo - IT R&D
+1 480 557 1845
bob.bushman@apollogrp.edu


-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Bushman
Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2001 8:49 AM
To: 'www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org'
Subject: RAND is Unreasonable and Discriminatory


I would like to add my name to the list of supporters
of Alan Cox's commentary on this issue.

In short, the Internet serves humanity best by being
a non-discriminatory public forum. In order for this
to be the case, there must be minimal barrier to entry.
Adopting license encumbered technologies as a part of
the standards of the World Wide Web would create a
barrier to smaller enterprises and individuals. Much
of the innovation that has been fostered by the Internet
has come from these independant sectors. The W3C should
if anything, seek to promote their entry to the Internet,
and at the very least should not impede it.

License encumbered technologies are not barred from
the World Wide Web. Flash, PDF, and GIF all enjoy very
successful and profitable positions. There is no
barrier to their use, and there should be no barrier
their non-use.

Bob Bushman
Apollo - IT R&D
+1 480 557 1845
bob.bushman@apollogrp.edu







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