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Re: RAND is not bad, but we're concerned about the W3C

From: Adam Warner <lists@consulting.net.nz>
Date: 07 Oct 2001 15:09:25 +1300
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Message-Id: <1002420565.1955.4.camel@work>
> RAND is not bad, but we're concerned about the W3C
> 
> From: TopXML - Mark Wilson (markwilson@topxml.com)
> Date: Sat, Oct 06 2001

> RAND in itself is simply an attempt to force companies to *declare* if they
> have patents and perhaps clarify which patents will be free and which pose a
> patent risk.  RAND is not bad, it is a good idea.  We do need to know who
> owns what and get clarity on this.

That's completely incorrect Mark. The PPF contains patent disclosure
sections. Trying to imply that patent disclosure also requires a RAND
policy is highly misleading. The Patent Policy Framework could have been
drafted with disclosure and Royalty-Free provisions instead.

Regards,
Adam
Received on Saturday, 6 October 2001 22:09:35 GMT

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