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patent policy comment

From: Purtell, Andrew <Andrew_Purtell@NAI.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2001 17:32:05 -0500
Message-ID: <1D4F16D4D695D21186A300A0C9DCF9838F5D9F@LOS-83-207.nai.com>
To: "'www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org'" <www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org>
I realize this comment comes late. However, given all the evidence
that commercial vendors of software technology virutally all depend
on vendor lock-in for their existence, and given that software
patents provide a government-sanctioned monopoly, how does allowing
patented technology into W3 standards advance the common good? By
allowing the lock-in of the entire Internet to a small cabal of
vendors, with the force of law? Yeah, great idea.

Andrew Purtell
NAI Labs, Network Associates, Inc.
Received on Tuesday, 2 October 2001 18:37:10 GMT

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