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From: Phil Reardon <pcreard@home.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2001 07:41:27 -0400
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Message-Id: <01100507412700.01505@epsilon>
Dear Sir:

The implementation of fee based internet standards would surely divide the 
internet along the haves and have-nots fissure that runs through society.  To 
date the internet has blossemed in large part because it has been protected 
from favoring one group over another by the prevalence of the gpl and other 
free licences.  But fee based standards would work against these licences, 
and, as a consequence, tend to exclude non-proprietary software, and the 
multitudes who use it.

Please reconsider this policy.  The internet is color blind, and will always 
remain so.  Let it equally be free of any economic castes as well.


Very truly yours,



Philip C. Reardon
PCRTechnologies
Albuquerque, NM
Received on Friday, 5 October 2001 09:40:46 GMT

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