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The general public will fight back

From: Rodger L. Finnestead <finneste@primary.net>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 21:37:03 -0500
Message-ID: <3BC505CF.4D92F653@primary.net>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
It looks like the W3C is determined to return the WWW to the dark ages
that existed prior to it's formation.  Big business is bound and
determined to make you pay for the right to use WWW.  This is a direct
attempt to continue to dig into your pocket.  It will be interesting to
see the law suits the general public and the law makers will file if
this proposed policy becomes enacted.  The general public is the one
that will pay (service and $) as result of this policy.  The general
public complains now when IP service goes up a $1.00 per month.  It will
make it more difficult for the common public to use the net if they have
to deal with the results of this policy. Someone will realize that there
is a void in supporting John Q. Public on the net and come up with a
solution to circumvent this policy.  It may be to stay and improve
existing browsers that supports the present W3C standards.  Everyone
knows that every browser version can be improved.  The General public
will not stand for this power grab by big business once they feel the
impact of this policy.  Big business is cruising for government controls
to be put them when this becomes an issue with the general public or
John Q. Public says to hell with the internet and only uses it for
Received on Wednesday, 10 October 2001 22:38:19 UTC

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