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Re: RAND Policy

From: Glenn Randers-Pehrson <glennrp@home.com>
Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2001 09:33:55 -0400
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To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
>I have to agree with those in opposition to the proposed RAND patent
>policy.  I am a firm believer in the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"
>theorem.  It is likely that those who feel that this policy change will
>result in less open source work being done are correct.

It *was* broken.  W3C has come up with the wrong fix.  RF-only licensing
by working group members, and a diligent search by W3C for possible patents
by outsiders prior to approving a Recommendation is what's needed.

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