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Keep the Web (Royalty) Free

From: Mark Anderson*INTERACTIVE* <mdanderson@hiebing.com>
Date: 08 Oct 2001 08:03:31 -0500
Message-ID: <937889361mdanderson@hiebing.com>
To: <www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org>
Allow me to remind you of some statements from the W3C Charter:

"...by enabling new forms of human communication and opportunities to share knowledge...[to] make these benefits available to all people, whatever their hardware, software, network infrastructure, native language, culture, geographical location, or physical or mental ability..."

"...designing and promoting open (non-proprietary) computer languages and protocols that avoid the market fragmentation of the past..." 

and the Member Agreeement:

"[W3C] ...agree to grant and hereby grant to Member a non-exclusive royalty-free, irrevocable, right and license to use, reproduce, modify, translate, distribute, publicly display and publicly perform all computer software and documentation described in Section 7 (b) throughout the world..."

Please do not adopt proprietary technologies as Web standards.

Thank you,

-- 
Mark Anderson
Interactive Media Developer
The Hiebing Group
mdanderson@hiebing.com
608.256.6384 x 503
Received on Monday, 8 October 2001 09:03:43 GMT

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