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Voice against the use of pateneted standards on the web

From: <vik@econz.co.nz>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2001 13:42:15 NZST
Message-Id: <200110050142.NAA05243@vik.econz.co.nz>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Patented standards cannot be non-discriminatory. If they cannot be used in
GPL'd software, they discriminate against Open Source.

It used to be said that the internet sees censorship as damage and routes
around it. This also applies to patenting and other forms of censorship.
If the Open Source movement decides to route around the W3C, it is hard
to see how the W3C will benefit.


Vik Olliver
Senior Embedded Software Developer
Received on Thursday, 4 October 2001 21:42:22 UTC

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