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RAND is Unreasonable and Discriminatory!

From: guinevere liberty <myluck42@yahoo.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2001 12:29:40 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <20011003192940.98690.qmail@web13007.mail.yahoo.com>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org


I would like to add my name to the list of people who
think liscened technologies should not be used as
standards.

Alan Cox descrbes the problems well, 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.

Liscened technologies would still be allowed, just not
pushed in such a way as to make it difficult or
impossible to for the free software and small
enterprise to flourish.

thank you,

guinevere

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perl -00lane 'for(map{$F[int rand($=+($(%10+$_>>n+$(+$%**$=))]} @F){$#a>4&&last;$a[$#a++]=(/^(\S{1,5}$)/) if $1} push @a,@F[int rand($>*($$%10*$=)/$#a),rand($=*($(%10))] for 0..rand($))%10;print "\n",$a=pop @a,"\n","-" x length($a);while(@a){print join " ", splice(@a,rand($#a+1),rand($))%10)}' /usr/dict/words
 #once again a slight improvement (any Aarhus? you tell me)

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