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patent policy

From: <cheeser@ionet.net>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2001 14:06:03 -0600
Message-Id: <200110042007.f94K74502487@cheeser>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Allowing patented technologies to become a part of W3C endorsed standards 
would do enormous damage to the web in particular and the net in general.  A 
quick look at Windows based networks should be ample evidence to show that 
proprietary technologies in the foundation of a network make interoperability 
and competition difficult if not impossible.  Such a provision would also, in 
essence, strangle out any open source solution since the necessary royalty 
funds would be nigh impossible to come by.  Please don't adopt this proposal. 
 90+ % of my computing is done on open source software and would to be able 
to continue to do so.  Don't let the web become susceptible to the corporate 
monopolization we see on the desktop.  Thank you.

Justin Lee
Received on Thursday, 4 October 2001 16:01:35 UTC

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