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no RAND

From: Alan Bol <alanbol@comet.ucar.edu>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2001 10:55:28 -0600
To: <www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org>
Message-ID: <LDEJJDIBPILFDIGHFMMDOEGJCBAA.alanbol@comet.ucar.edu>
I feel that implementing RAND W3C recommendations will actually stifle
inovation.
As a developer, I will simply not utilize any technology that requires
licensing for use.
I don't think others will either. The result, I think, will be a RAND
graveyard.

Only when commercial interests are willing to forsake direct licensing
income should
a technology enter a W3C recommendation.

Thanks for taking comments,
Alan Bol
Instructional Designer
COMET Program
Received on Thursday, 4 October 2001 12:51:57 GMT

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