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RAND and patents have no place on the WEB!!!

From: Christy Ware <christyware@yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Sep 2001 20:32:35 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <20010930033235.90508.qmail@web11105.mail.yahoo.com>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Just learned of what you have been secretly planning
behind our backs!!! I am shocked and dismayed!  To
require fees for implementing WEB standards is
unthinkable!  To this day the WEB has grown at an
astonishing rate, thanks to independent developers and
Free and Open Source software!!!!

You are threatening our freedom.  The web belongs to
US, the users.  What you mean by "non-discriminatory"
licensing really sounds like you want equal access for
the members of the "old boys club": Microsoft, Intel,
Sun, and other richest corporations in the world! 
What about me?  What about Linus?  What about the
average web master?

W3C standards affect MORE, MANY MORE people than just
corporate entities, who are not even PEOPLE!!!!!  How
can you do this atrocity without making it a truly
open forum for all whom it affects!!!

I am disappointed, angry and shocked.  I will not let
this stand.  I will have to share this bad news with
all my friends and coworkers.

--Christy Ware

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Received on Saturday, 29 September 2001 23:32:37 UTC

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