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No RAND Policy!

From: Erik Parris <erik@eparriswebdesign.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2001 13:59:15 -0400
Message-ID: <001101c14c35$1dd72060$0200a8c0@mshome.net>
To: <www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org>
Outrage is my response to the news I have heard that you, the W3C, are
attempting to patent tools that give designers the ability to provide higher
quality web sites to all Internet users.  It is really hard for me to
understand how this could even be legal.
How can an organization that makes the standards also charge people to
follow those standards? This is insanity. I have a hard enough time trying
to make money as it is. If I have to start paying royalties to write a web
page, I could not operate. The web was developed as an open medium to share
information. What you are trying to do is contradictory to the Internet

If the goal of the W3C is to make money perhaps you should allow another
community to set the standards and you should become a private business.

What you are attempting to do with your authoritive position is wrong!

Erik Parris
eParris Web Design
Parris Web Group, LLC

Received on Wednesday, 3 October 2001 13:59:09 UTC

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