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My opinion on new policy

From: <ilya@ns2.total-knowledge.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 09:51:08 -0700
Message-ID: <20010929165108.22353.qmail@gateway.total-knowledge.com>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
 As somebody has already stated, adoption of new policy
will cause alienation of big parts of Free Software
Community. Many (like me) will stop supporting W3C
because we don't feel it's right, many many more will
be lost a bit later, when people start running into real 
problems with patents (think GIF).
 Some other poster said that it's not W3C's fault and
that it is surprizing W3C didn't give in to
"patent lawyers and their friends in public bodies
and large corporations" for so long, but I don't really
care. If W3C feels need for more help for promoting open
and universal standards, just put out a call. Today there
will be even more people to hear it then ever. But
adopting such a policy is not kind of call I'd accept,
neither it is a way to help WWW to develop and make best
of itself.
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