W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org > October 2001

Re: The Once and Future Web - a proposal

From: Jason Antony <s1118355@student.gu.edu.au>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2001 16:45:04 +1000
To: <www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org>
Message-ID: <3BBC920E.9537.1AA5C3B@localhost>


Daniel Phillips wrote:

> If we go by your reckoning (and the Microsoft comment really is a forgery)
> then we're down to zero.  Of course, it's possible I overlooked some
> favorable comments in my quick scan of over a thousand emails.


Thanks for clearing that up. In addition, I browsed the archives, but 
didn't find any concrete RAND supporters. By principle, I wouldn't include 
anyone who authored the draft, or its affiliates. So yes, there isn't any 
genuine support for RAND here.

I have one doubt - is IBM's Gerald Lane opposed to RAND in W3C standards or 
not?

I hereby propose that the W3C work in Internet time and modify the draft to 
reflect the following:

 - mandatory patent disclosure by members of the WG;

 - ensure all W3C standards and recommendations - past, currently under
   development and future - shall remain freely implementable and royalty-
   free, with no restrictions whatsoever, in perpetuity;

 - lastly, shelve RAND;


Kindly add anything I may have missed, or any errors.

Regards
Jason
Received on Thursday, 4 October 2001 02:45:35 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Tuesday, 27 April 2010 00:13:41 GMT