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w3c patent policy framework

From: James Lamm <lamm@huey.met.fsu.edu>
Date: Thu, 04 Oct 2001 10:37:26 -0400
Message-ID: <3BBC7426.5A24797E@met.fsu.edu>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
This is an absolute pandora's box.  This is about the worst mistake
the w3c could ever do.  The result will be that companies will
have patented technologies that free or reduced price software
could never include.  This will
force consumers to pay for operating systems like windows no
matter the price.    You can
already see the huge price gouging that takes place when consumers
have no choice.   Just look what Microsoft is
asking its customers to pay every 18 months (with Office XP)
to comply to the industry wide document standard.  Is that what you
want for the web?  This works against cheap/reduced software and open

  James lamm    Ph. D.  computer science
Received on Thursday, 4 October 2001 10:19:38 UTC

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