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Changename: W3C to P3C

From: Joe Doran <joed@interlude.eu.org>
Date: Fri, 05 Oct 2001 23:30:21 +0100
Message-ID: <3BBE347D.6F3F7135@interlude.eu.org>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
I draw your attention to the description of Consortium in the
Dictionary....
<1-snip>
an agreement, combination, or group (as of companies) formed to
undertake an enterprise beyond the resources of any one member
</snip>
<2-snip>
An association or a combination, as of businesses, financial
institutions, or investors, for the purpose of engaging in a joint
venture.
</snip>

It would appear that indeed the W3C is living up to this discription.

1. Patents would indeed take the web beyond the resources of any one
member.
2. It would appear that the W3C is under the influence of those very key
words financial, business and investors, Patents play no part in a world
of freedom.

I would beg to question whether this policy breaches the first amendment
(freedom of information) and human rights to freedom of speech.

I whole heartly oppose any recommendations to use PATENT (
Extend&Embrace Technolgies ) or any other form of closed development
techniques in guidelines for web techologies.

Joe Doran.
Received on Friday, 5 October 2001 18:30:21 GMT

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