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Don't mix standards with patents

From: Nigel Stewart <nigels@nigels.com>
Date: Sat, 06 Oct 2001 00:54:29 +1000
Message-ID: <3BBDC9A5.70D8D1C4@nigels.com>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org

W3C have done some great work, and managed to advance technology
without playing platform/industry favorites.  Don't flush all
that down the drain in the name of RAND.  Developers look to
W3C for "lawyer-free" protocols - once you dilute this perception,
W3C, and W3C standards are dead in the water.  Make sure you
do the right thing - not simply the easy thing.

                     Nigel Stewart (nigels@nigels.com)    
Received on Friday, 5 October 2001 11:13:02 UTC

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