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Re: Patent Policy Framework draft

From: Anne E. Jablinske <ajablins@northlink.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2001 01:57:59 -0700
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
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World Wide Web Consortium
Patent Policy Working Group

Dear W3C Patent Policy Working Group:

I believe that public standards for communications technology should remain 
open and usable by everyone. The "Royalty-Free" (RF) licensing tradition is 
worth defending, and best serves W3C's mission of developing the "full 
potential" of the web as an open medium. Many open source developers would 
find that even the most "reasonable" licensing terms of the proposed 
"Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory" (RAND) licenses to be a significant 
barrier.

Please support RF rather than RAND licensing for communications technology 
public standards.

Anne E. Jablinske
Open Source Advocate
ajablins@northlink.com
Received on Tuesday, 9 October 2001 16:56:39 GMT

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