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Web standards should be free!

From: jonas persson. [artopod] <jonas@artopod.se>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2001 10:59:01 +0200
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
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Possible future scenario:
 
W3C releases XHTML 2.0 with the RAND licensing mode. The Open Source community reacts by 
creating a new organization and develops a royalty-free version (OpenXHTML or something). 

And we are back to square one, without a healthy web standard that makes life easier for web 
developers. W3C lose their place as a respected web standard organization and no one gets 
happier. 

Follow the ideals of Tim Berners-Lee: web standards should be free for everyone!

Jonas Persson
Web Developer, Sweden
Received on Thursday, 4 October 2001 04:59:37 GMT

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