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Patent Policy Framework Working Draft

From: Paul M. Lundgren <plundgren@isunet.net>
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2001 22:17:50 -0500
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Gentlemen and Ladies,

With regard to your proposed Patent Policy Framework Working Draft, I must ask you to not impose such a policy.  I feel that allowing proprietary software code to be integrated into the fabric of the Web is contrary to the spirit of freedom of access of which the Web is such a splendid example.  Furthermore, I feel that by allowing various individuals and organizations to impose their own standards on the Internet, we put ourselves in the precarious position of opening up a minority influence to control the content of the information which flows over the net, thus potentially restricting and crimping the quality and quantity of information available to the public.  Such a scenario might be remote, but it must still, in my opinion, be taken into account.  I therefore reiterate my call for you to abandon this policy, and to resist the temptation to consider future such efforts.

Cordially yours,

Paul M. Lundgren
Ames, Iowa
Received on Wednesday, 3 October 2001 23:18:14 UTC

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