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open source is open mind

From: Trahojen <trahojen@hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 14:57:22 +0200
To: <www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org>
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Open source and open free standards is what I had in my portfolio when
I applied for my first job - and got it.
By having those standard patented, you will effectively dig under the
foundation of open mind and new ideas, that was there to build these
standards in the first place. Restricting them will only point towards
software monopolies and prevent young students from developing their
own software. A swedish student can not afford more than perhaps one
such program a *year*, and I take all student prices in account here.

- Samuel
Professional software engineer.
Received on Wednesday, 10 October 2001 09:09:53 UTC

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