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Supporting software patents undermines credibility of W3C

From: Dwayne C. Litzenberger <dlitz@dlitz.net>
Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2001 21:25:56 -0600
To: World Wide Web Consortium Patent Policy Working Group <www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20011008212556.A7816@zed.dlitz.net>
Dear W3C Patent Policy Working Group,

As truly open standards are gradually becoming more and more popular on the
internet, I believe it would be foolish at this time for the W3C to allow a
non-royalty-free (NRF) licensing model in W3C standards.  Open-source
software developers have been the most supportive of W3C standards in the
past, and allowing NRF licensing models to exist in W3C standards would be
abandoning the W3C's most loyal supporters.

Say NO to RAND licensing, and YES to royalty-free licensing.

Sincerely,

	Dwayne C. Litzenberger - dlitz@dlitz.net

Received on Monday, 8 October 2001 23:26:17 GMT

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