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This is bad, and can't possibly work.

From: Justin Bell <justin@soupisgoodfood.net>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2001 00:10:48 +1200
To: <www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org>
Message-ID: <LOBBLAPJLNPDDIAMOMKKGEPPCDAA.justin@soupisgoodfood.net>
First of all. I'm kind of disgusted when I heard this. It seemed to me that
the only organization that actually cared about the web, by making
standards/technologies that anyone can use, has sold out.

The only people this will benefit are the big companies. So they can have
the power to bend the web their way. The reason the web is so successful is
because it is open and free. Anyone can learn the technologies to make
web-sites, and any programmers can make applications that use the standards.

If fees/patents are introduced. This will cut the freedom of many people.
And once again, a few board members of a few companies will be in control,
and use this to their own advantage.

I also don't think that this will work. As the comments show, a lot of
people are against this, and will not follow it, or make alternatives. This
is only going to fragmentate the web.

If this policy passes. I will never make another W3C standards complaint
page again.

  Justin Bell              \
  justin@soupisgoodfood.net  \
  http://soupisgoodfood.net   \
Received on Thursday, 4 October 2001 08:11:09 UTC

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