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there is no need for this

From: Robert Ellis <rob@ellisbros.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2001 08:02:14 -0400
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Message-ID: <20011004080214.A9595@ellisbros.com>
It is not the W3C's place to promote proprietary standards.  The owners of those standards must bear the burden of promoting them.  Admitting liscensed-for-royalty standards into W3C reccommendations is highly discriminatory.  It is offensive to the W3c constituency: the people who are the citizens on the internet that make the network useful.

Software patents are criminal and the W3C must not tacitly agree to their use and enforcement.

-Robert Ellis
Received on Thursday, 4 October 2001 08:04:14 GMT

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