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From: Jim Webb <jim@snacksize.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2001 10:25:31 -0400
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To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
To whom it may concern:

Regarding the W3C's recent patent policy draft: as a professional web 
developer, I agree with Steven Champeon and echo his remarks:

>The W3C should take a strong stand against the use or adoption of 
>any patented technology as a Web standard, unless such patents are 
>guaranteed to be and remain royalty-free, for use by all.
>Such a stand will maintain the open nature of the Web, while 
>allowing the participants to continue to innovate and the lawyers to 
>continue to protect their employers' assets. At the same time, it 
>will enable independent developers to continue expanding the variety 
>of interoperable implementations without the threat of legal action.

Thank you,
Jim Webb
Received on Tuesday, 9 October 2001 10:31:17 UTC

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