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From: Dominic Ringuet <natasiel@netscape.net>
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2001 04:34:09 -0400
Message-ID: <3BC6AB01.908@netscape.net>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Well,

crusades seems at the hour of the day, but I will refrain myself.  I 
just read the beginning of the proposal then some inpiration came inside 
me like burning fire.

Hiding knowledges is like hiding truth, thus it is not honest. Internet 
is breaking many frontiers, it is mainly a tool and as such, can be used 
to help or harm. While we can't tell how it grows and where it goes, it 
is imperative to found it on honest intentions so we can give it at 
least the starting direction and avoid it gets down to what we fear.

The simple being I am will not of course write any patents on how the 
wheels of internet will work and as such I speak for those that are not 
able to write patents but wants to keep their rights to learn the 
mechanisms to later build their own, improve or fix those already existing.

I am sure it is the long studied strategy of microsoft to beat linux 
since fud was inefective in this particular case.

I am now calmed down, it has been a good thing to write this message. At 
the end I don't really care, I will not myself adapt any of those 
standards and will encourage those that want to remain free to do the 
same. The only bad side I see is that while the internet becomes .NET, 
we will have to sadly rebuild the internet from scratch.

Best regards,
Dominic Ringuet.
Received on Friday, 12 October 2001 04:31:51 GMT

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