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No to patents in W3C standards.

From: Russell McOrmond <russell@flora.ca>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2001 12:55:22 -0400 (EDT)
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.10110051252530.21058-100000@calcutta1.flora.ca>

  I believe it is crucial to the development of open Internet standards
that patent holders be required to release those patents if their
proposals are to be accepted as Internet standards.  A licencing system
that has any amount of money involved, or requires in any ways that
implimentations not release source code publicly, will be a huge detriment
to the advancement of Open Source/ Free Software, or other development
models which are the core models for the development of the Internet.

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