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Comment on proposed policy

From: Timothy H. Keitt <Timothy.Keitt@StonyBrook.Edu>
Date: Tue, 02 Oct 2001 18:16:06 -0400
Message-ID: <3BBA3CA6.6090002@StonyBrook.Edu>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Dear Patent Policy Working Group,

I strongly oppose the adoption of the proposed W3C patent policy. I 
advocate that W3C adopt a policy that any and all technology and 
intellectual property contained in or represented by any W3C standard be 
fully unencumbered by any patent or other ownership claim, or for 
technology or intellectual property that bears a pre-existing claim, 
that the owner or claimant be required to grant permanent, world-wide 
and royalty-free licence to any party to use or reproduce the technology 
or intellectual property before the standard can be accepted. I 
furthermore advocate that the W3C adopt a policy that any individual, 
organization or corporation participating in the W3C standards process 
that does not fully disclose claims or patents on technology or 
intellectual property owned by them and contained in any W3C proposed 
standard be permanently banned from any future participation in W3C 
standards process.

Timothy Keitt
Assistant professor

Timothy H. Keitt
Department of Ecology and Evolution
State University of New York at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, New York 11794 USA
Phone: 631-632-1101, FAX: 631-632-7626
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