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W3C patents proposal

From: Simon Kitching <Simon.Kitching@hutchison3g.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2001 18:43:55 +0100
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To: "'www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org'" <www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org>

Dear Sirs,

I am opposed to the recent proposal to allow W3C standards to include
patented technology under the RAND conditions.
I would strongly recommend that the W3C's endorsement only apply to
royalty-free technologies.

Rather than include my own comments here, I would to add support to the
comments of the following people (among many of your respondents on this
issue):

John Gilmore	
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-patentpolicy-comment/2001Sep/0736.ht
ml

Eben Moglen:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-patentpolicy-comment/2001Sep/0650.ht
ml

Regards,

Simon Kitching
Director, Wellington Consultancy
BSC (Hons) Comp. Sci, University of Auckland, NZ.



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