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Patented standard

From: Terje <tslettebo@start.no>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2001 01:08:20 +0200
Message-ID: <0f8001c14c60$4b9a4f60$62f7bad4@pc>
To: <www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org>
A patent is supposed to let you make something, that others can't make.

A standard is supposed to let everybody do the same thing.

Isn't then a patented standard an oxymoron?


Regards,

Terje,

Computer engineer, Norway
Received on Wednesday, 3 October 2001 19:03:05 GMT

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