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Introduction of patents? God forbid!

From: vivek achary <v_i_v_1@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2001 15:53:48 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <20011005225348.6965.qmail@web14707.mail.yahoo.com>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org


It is shocking to imagine that a responsible body as
the W3C would even consider such a step without heed
to its long-term implications.
 
Today when a company like Microsoft introduces a
defective product with a raw socket vulnerability,
it is not a cause for global concern - because the
world is free to develop a dozen better alternatives.

Tomorrow, that might not be the case. 
 
Are we to settle for whatever is dished out by those
who hold the strings? Should the world's finest
programers be reduced to the status of spectators?

Is this the spirit of the new millenium?
 
 


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