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From: Svend Ezaki Tofte <svendtofte@svendtofte.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2001 22:00:28 +0100 (Romance Standard Time)
Message-Id: <200110062001.QAA19953@tux.w3.org>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
I'm a web developer myself, as wide a term as it really is.
The net is something I really burn for, myself, I'm only 20, but still, I see so much potential in this thing. I'd hate to see it ruined by this new WD from W3C.
To move control to patented standards is a extremely silly thing. I know that the world of the today has changed alot, and that for many people, it's just yet another way of doing businnes, this is fine with me. But if the underlying mechanics of it all, is owned by someone, I get a very uneasy feeling in my stomach.
The whole issue in my view is ownership, and one shouldn't cut any slack in this issue. Just see the first ammenment advocates in the USA, it's principles.
I will admit to not fully understanding the wide grasp and workarea that the W3C holds, but with this email, I want to just voice another resounding "NO", to patented standards. And especially "Royalte free", makes a cold chill run down my spine...

YAWD (Yet Another Web Developer)
Received on Saturday, 6 October 2001 16:01:19 UTC

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