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RAND Licensing Policy

From: Alik Widge <aswst16+@pitt.edu>
Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2001 06:58:20 -0400
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Message-ID: <1537720102.1002265100@ASYNC9-9.NET.CS.CMU.EDU>
To the Patent Policy Working Group:

I have grave concerns about the recent Patent Policy Framework draft and 
the inclusion of the RAND licensing option therein. It is inevitable that 
requiring license fees for core Web technologies will slow the development 
of open source projects that rely on those technologies. Given that the Web 
exists due to these open, volunteer-based projects, it is in no entity's 
best interest to prevent that development model from continuing to 
strengthen and expand the Web.

Sincerely,

Alik Widge
5600 Munhall Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
 
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