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From: Matthew G. Saroff <msaroff@pobox.com>
Date: Thu, 04 Oct 2001 09:29:34 -0400
Message-ID: <3BBC643E.72B3CE91@pobox.com>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
	The web is based on open source free software.  The
proposed patent policy, in allowing for RAND licensing, would
place a tariff on on open source software, making W3C
complaint open source software impossible.
	Kill this proposal, it is simply an attempt by large
software firms to leverage their bogus intellectual property
claims into large sources of revenue.
Matthew G. Saroff
Received on Thursday, 4 October 2001 09:30:27 GMT

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