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Support Open Web Standards

From: Greg Kise <greg@intermedia7.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 13:09:43 -0700
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To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org

One of the biggest dangers to freedom is our mis-used patent process. At 
the point that individuals and companies can patent life itself something 
is clearly amiss.

We have an opportunity (albeit a rapidly diminishing one) to set a 
different course on the web. Already the web is being crushed by patents 
and "convergence". The advent of free and open software (as well as 
standards) is a positive thing for our species.

I strongly urge the W3C to rethink their patent policy and ensure that web 
standards remain free, open, and un-patentable.

Thank you!
Greg Kise

Web Design, E-Commerce, ASP Programming, Strategy
Phone: (360) 756-1212
Received on Wednesday, 10 October 2001 16:10:05 UTC

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