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RAND (no kidding :)

From: Lance Levsen <l.levsen@printwest.com>
Date: Sat, 06 Oct 2001 02:05:47 -0600
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Message-Id: <20011006080547.6C4E07B22@cossette.dante.ca>
According to http://www.w3.org/Consortium/#goals

1.Universal Access: To make the Web accessible to all by 
promoting technologies that take into account the vast 
differences in culture, education, ability, material resources, 
and physical limitations of users on all continents;

Tell me how RAND doesn't jeopardize this?

US patents vs 'Universal Access', no that doesn't work.
Pay per use 'standards' vs taking into account material 
resources, not there either.

Oh . . . I get it, your 500 members is a statistical 
representation of the universe.

Please, I've enough to do dealing with other faux 'standards', 
please don't make me have to worry about your proposed 
break-away standards too. We created the W3C, we can kill it 
just as easily.

Lance Levsen, 477-3166
Unix Systems Administrator,
PWGroup - Saskatoon

Lance Levsen,
Systems Administrator,
PWGroup - Saskatoon
Received on Saturday, 6 October 2001 04:18:52 UTC

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