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Vague definitions involve a vague future.

From: Edward Champion <edchamp@earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 23:29:26 -0700
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To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
While I can appreciate your intentions with the August 16, 2001 Working 
Draft, it fails to take into account something that the very standards the 
W3C governs chiefly and ostensibly involves: namely, a clarity understood 
by all within your definitions. To call for a loose definition on patented 
standards invites a nightmare for web developers and designers and a 
lucrative hotbed for attorneys eager to take advantage of these loose 
definitions. Adopting such a non-specific proposal goes against your 
mandate and your purpose as a consortium. I urge you to reconsider.

Thank you for your time,

Edward Champion
Received on Friday, 12 October 2001 02:34:04 UTC

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