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H.E.L.L.N.O. to R.A.N.D!

From: Mike Amundsen <mike@amundsen.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2001 19:14:44 -0400
To: <www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OKEGIPDKMMPPLAMEJNGNIEHFCFAA.mike@amundsen.com>
Look, this is very simple.

W3 is *not* a group that should be involved in for-profit activities of *any
kind*!

Sure, there can be some folks who want to invent and profit from some kind
of protocols, that's fine and dandy - but it has *nothing* to do with the W3
charter or mission.

W3 is defined as, and needs to remain, a group focusing on *open standards*
that have *absolutely no barriers* for entry by anyone.

Let Microsoft, IBM and others attempt to profit from their inventions on
their own - do not involve W3 in this business!

MCA
Mike Amundsen
amundsen.com, inc.
mike@amundsen.com
Received on Saturday, 6 October 2001 19:12:52 GMT

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