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The RAND

From: Jørgen Ramskov <joergen@ramskov.org>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 12:55:33 +0200
To: <www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org>
Message-ID: <LJEGJOIOGJKONKKEFGBDGEJDCFAA.joergen@ramskov.org>
Just read this story:
http://linuxtoday.com/news_story.php3?ltsn=2001-09-30-001-20-NW-CY

And let me just quote from http://www.w3.org/People/Berners-Lee/FAQ.html:
Q: Is it true that you have had mixed emotions about, if I may, not cashing
in on the Web?

Not really.  It was simply that had the technology been proprietary, and in
my total control, it would probably not have taken off.  The decision to
make the Web an open system was necessary for it to be universal.  You can't
propose that something be a universal space and at the same time keep
control of it.

We need complete open, patent free web standards! If you (W3C) can't deliver
that, someone else will! The web has to stay open.


Greetings
Joergen Ramskov
Received on Sunday, 30 September 2001 06:55:13 GMT

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