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From: Kai Kunze <kaikunze@hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 09 Oct 2001 12:52:22 +0000
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Message-ID: <F83z6QEy0Dll7fnp3eE0000a394@hotmail.com>
Dear W3C Patent Policy Working Group,

I recently read the new Patent Policy Framework draft and I am really 
worried about the idea of so called ‘royalty fees’. This Patent Policy could 
allow W3C members to charge this fees for technologies included in web 
standards.
I personally believe that only a royalty fee free framework is beneficial to 
the Internet community. In particular, I object to the inclusion of a 
"reasonable and non-discriminatory" (RAND) licensing option in the proposed 
policy.

In spite of that, I approve the efforts of the W3C to keep its tradition of 
providing open-source reference implementations. I think that the W3C did a 
great job over the last years and in my opinion this was only accomplished 
by sticking to its traditions.
To ensure this quality and to enable the web usage to its full potential the 
W3C has to say no to RAND licensing and ‘royalty fees’.

Sincerely,


Kai Kunze.



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