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Human evolution.

From: Manos Batsis <m.batsis@bsnet.gr>
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2001 12:37:55 +0300
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Dear Patent Policy Working Group,

I am sure you have enough work to do so I will just take the opportunity
to speak up while being extremely short. Hopefully, I will manage to
make a point.

What I personally dislike about "such" a policy, is the ground it offers
to open source developers and academic researchers, hobbyists etc. Right
now, a very large number of research and development takes place on
internet standards and this is an amount of work no standards body could
ever handle. The reason this amount of development takes place is that,
the standards all this research bases itself on are open,
non-proprietary and free.

If a rand policy is to be applied on W3C technologies, these efforts
will stop using the W3C standards (actually, the efforts themselves will
stop for quite some time, until someone else gives researchers an
adequate ground to work upon). For once more, real evolution will
stumble upon the entities we, humans, created to serve us but ended up
serving instead.
W3C has been one of the most noble achievements of human kind to date.
Most things around the word "evolution" have (for a couple of centuries)
included the word "cost" and "profit". I think real human evolution is
one that freely passes it's fruits to the human kind as a whole, without
getting concepts like money involved.

I can only hope that W3C will keep being an example of real human
evolution. It has been one of the few and without them, I find no
intelligence to the human kind.

Thanks for listening.

Kindest regards,

Manos Batsis
Received on Tuesday, 9 October 2001 05:36:27 UTC

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