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RAND Is A Bad Idea

From: Duane Robertson <duane@141.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2001 11:30:51 -0600
Message-Id: <200110051130.AA47054978@141.com>
To: <www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org>

Perhaps I'm succombing to FUD on this issue, but I honestly can't 
imagine a case where the Web community, and particularly the free 
software community, would be helped by the "reasonable and non-
discriminatory" patent licensing mode.  I strongly recommend that 
the W3 sticks to royalty free mode exclusively.

RAND mode is always going to leave me (as a free software user and 
programmer) out in the cold.

Duane Robertson
Sheppard AFB
Wichita Falls, TX 
Received on Friday, 5 October 2001 13:30:52 UTC

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