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Vote agains the "RAND" policy.

From: Daniel G. Linder <dlinder@iprevolution.net>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2001 09:46:37 -0500
Message-ID: <5B22283AB7F5DD459774E40E861B763401C36C@ipexc001.iprevolution.net>
To: <www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org>
     In school, I was taught that for every letter written in response
to an article, there were well over 10,000 people who thought the same
but did not take the time to respond for their own reasons.  With the
advent of e-mail, even if there are twice as many concerned letters
written, I am still voicing a concern for over 5,000 concerned citizens
when I lodge my vote against the RAND policy.
     The Internet was based on 100% cost-free standards.  If I wanted to
write my own web browser, I could talk with other programmers and make
one up.  If your RAND policy is enacted, that ability is instantly mired
in NDAs and other red tape.  Please reconsider your support of this
Dan Linder
Received on Friday, 5 October 2001 10:48:10 UTC

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