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From: Millsap, Michael G. <mmillsap@counselors.com>
Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2001 05:13:25 -0700 (MST)
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Message-ID: <1002284005.3bbda3e5b7d46@mail.counselors.com>
I am truly amazed and astonished that the W3C has even contemplated allowing 
patented software in its standards. You are knowingly and willingly opening the 
door to corporate taxes and will definitely stifle open-source software – the 
foundation of the Internet. Please don’t hide behind the veil of not hindering 
work or not being submarined. This will be the beginning of the end for the 
W3C. I don’t think you appreciate the power, the determination, and the 
tremendous resource of the open-source community. You have already eternally 
damaged the reputation and community standing of the W3C. I can’t even state 
the hatred I feel right now, it is truly the most despicable thing I have 
witnessed from a standards body in my entire life. You are either corporate 
conspirators or just plain stupid.

Mike Millsap

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