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RAD working draft

From: Joerg F.Wittenberger <Joerg.Wittenberger@pobox.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 12:43:37 +0200 (CEST)
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Message-Id: <20010930104337.5CD3729A03@ajax.softeyes.net>
I have serious concerns about the sudden change in the general
licensing policy at w3c.

My business is about long term avalibility of information.  Till now I
could savely assume that data encoded in formats sanctioned by the w3c
will be useful after a long time and hence preferable over other

With the change a chance is introduced, that some data which has been
processable over many years could suddenly become inaccassiable not
for technical but juristical reasons.  This is a serious danger for
many businesses and private persons when taking into account that this
way data might be rendered useless, which would otherwise have legal

I urge the w3c not to move to adoption of this strange lisensing



The worst of harm may often result from the best of intentions.
Received on Sunday, 30 September 2001 06:54:46 UTC

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