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RAND = BAD idea

From: Darren Blaser <Darren.Blaser@extendedsystems.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2001 08:17:38 -0600
Message-ID: <6FB4AC5552001344AF68C910629275BDCA90C0@fleegle.extendedsystems.com>
To: <www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org>
Dear W3C Patent Policy Working Group:

I object to the inclusion of a "reasonable and 
non-discriminatory" (RAND) licensing option in the proposed policy. 
I believe that the exclusive use of a "royalty-free" (RF) licensing 
model is in the best interests of the Internet community, and that 
RAND licensing would always necessarily exclude some would-be 
implementors, especially among open source and free software 


D Blaser
Boise, Idaho
Received on Friday, 5 October 2001 10:17:51 UTC

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