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I Oppose RAND

From: <tony@nhfpl.org>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 17:33:07 -0400
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Message-ID: <3BC48653.21354.201289F@localhost>
Dear W3C Patent Policy Working Group,

As a Web site designer and Web user, I strongly oppose the
proposal for "reasonable and non-discriminatory" (RAND) licensing.

Allowing Web standards to be patented will undermine one of
the W3C's operating principles: "W3C, a vendor-neutral 
organization, promotes interoperability by designing and promoting 
open (non-proprietary) computer languages and protocols that avoid 
the market fragmentation of the past." (from 
http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Points/)

The W3C should oppose the use of any patented technology as a 
Web standard.

Sincerely,

Tony Pasqualoni
Received on Wednesday, 10 October 2001 17:30:22 GMT

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