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From: nicholas paredes <nicholas@simpleinterfaces.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2001 16:21:53 -0500
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to whom it may concern,

as a medium, the web has gained acceptance particularly due to the lack of a
cost hurdle. a t1 is not inexpensive, but the basic entrance fee has been
historically very low. at a time when many infrastructure companies are
fighting for their very existence, the w3c has found a new way to implement
a tax. as a developer of educational content, i can only wonder at who will
ultimately be excluded, or shall we say continue to be excluded. no, i do
not imagine that the costs will be excessive, though this is not the point.
the point is to provide a base which will remain a viable inexpensive
alternative to the subscription model imagined by those with the patents to
exercise. the web is a dramatic success. what possible capabilities other
than universal access would improve on such a situation? a suggestion would
be to tax transactions on the web and supply the revenue to those patent
holders. but, i imagine this solution could hit too close to home, and those
patent holders might suddenly find their proposal to be disadvantageous.
but, they wish to tax us as users of their "services". a vote for inclusion
of patentable standards will make w3c oversight illegitimate.

please vote for an open world wide web.

nicholas paredes

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