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I stand in opposition to RAND

From: <cglasser@dotcast.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2001 09:32:37 -0700
Message-ID: <EC99B1554DB004429CE45256BBEDABD80106FE4C@DC-SRVR1.dotcast.com>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org

By way of analogy.
There can be no middle ground between principle and practice. Either we
fight to save the Brazilian rain forest and stand in opposition to  special
interest, or we submit to the slow decline of a valuable resource, worth
less each day to the many, while a few profit. Now it is certainly true that
the logs take from the forest have immediate value, and so do the cattle
that roam on the soon to be barren land, but over time, and this is always
true, only a few profit while the majority remain impoverished. 

You've got a great system with the W3 as it is presently defined. Keep it
that way. Send the loggers and lawyers away, far, far, away.


Chuck Glasser engineer
Received on Thursday, 4 October 2001 12:33:09 UTC

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