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Global Standards require Global Acceptance

From: Will Backman <whb@ceimaine.org>
Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2001 17:21:24 -0400
Message-ID: <3BBA2FD4.5060105@ceimaine.org>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
I feel that global standards need to be accepted everywhere.  Patents, 
by their very nature restrict the use of the standard.
Different patent laws in different countries only add more dificulty.
So much of today's technology is based on public work, lets keep it that 
way.  I fear "ownership" of standards.

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