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Royalty free ?!?

From: Beretta Paolo <Paolo.Beretta@italtel.it>
Date: Thu, 04 Oct 2001 10:02:22 +0200
Message-ID: <3BBC178E.110BD264@ic7d11.settimo.italtel.it>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Hi. I took a fast look at the RFC and a point looked very amusing to me:
on the Overview section, the RFC states:
"our goal is to affirm the Web community's longstanding preference for
Recommendations that can be implemented on a royalty-free (RF) basis"

Hehehe, very funny indeed... Did anyone remember what happened about GIF
and LZH compression ?
And, to the W3C, did you know how many people cares about GIF royalties
?

Go on with your RFC and:
1) Noone in the world will ever follow it
2) Noone in the world will ever listen to YOU anymore.

Rules should be realistic and widely accepted, otherwise are only a bit
of ink on a scratch of paper (or, in this case, garbage data on a memory
support).

You may say what you want. If what you say will have any meaning,
well... it depends on what you'll say.

By my point of view, I won't accept nor respect any RAND on something
that is born as a open network and that will remain open and free,
whatever you say.

Think well about it.

Have a good day
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