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comment on RAND

From: Russell Uman <russ@viz.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2001 14:21:21 -0700
Message-ID: <01cb01c14d1a$83e388e0$d101a8c0@viz.com>
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as bruce perens notes, the term 'reasonable and non-discriminatory licensing' is an oxymoron. any kind of patent licensing that is
not royalty free discriminates against open source and free software. i believe that the w3c should refuse to endorse any standards
that are encumbered by pay-licensing. furthermore, if the w3c chooses to accept patents with royalty free licensing, the w3c should
formulate and demand a clear standard for royalty-free licensing which makes it impossible for the patent holder to change the terms
of the license.


Russell Uman
russ@viz.com
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