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WWW Patent Policy

From: Narada Hess <kanrah@pacbell.net>
Date: Sun, 07 Oct 2001 11:08:12 -0700
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Message-id: <3BC09A0C.7D074606@pacbell.net>
Folks,

I very much object to the adoption of standards that have
been patented.  It is in the best interests of all WWW
users to continue with the foundation of open, royalty-
free standards upon which the WWW has been based.

Please keep the standards open, so that the playing field
is level rather than dominated by a few large players.
To force all of us to pay rent to participate in such a
basic communication system goes against information
sharing, innovation, and the connectedness that has
made the web such a huge success.

Don't let the profit-grabbing tactics of a few big
corporations ruin what has been a wonderful arena
for truly global communication.
Received on Sunday, 7 October 2001 14:10:48 GMT

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