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Not a GIF-issue again...please

From: Henrik Olsson <henrik.olsson@scs.se>
Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2001 13:08:27 +0200
Message-ID: <3BBD94AB.4000103@scs.se>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
I will not adept to any new standard that costs money to use, neither 
for the content writer or for the content reader.

Its a question of justice. Everyone should be able to communicate to 
everyone. Whithout "information taxes".

I have long avoided using GIF:s , because its not free.

I have long avoided PDF:s until Ghostscript came along, making it 
possible to produce and read documents without paying.

I WILL NOT go back in time and support something new that is not 
completly free.

If W3C approves non-free recommendations / standards I WILL stick to the 
old ones, and wait for other free alternatives.

If W3C approves non-free recommendation IT WILL BE the end of W3C as 
someone that we listen to.

Received on Friday, 5 October 2001 07:00:29 UTC

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