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comments on rand

From: Yong Chi <ychi@localhost.localdomain>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 05:40:04 -0400
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Message-ID: <20010930054004.A14266@cube>
Dear who it may concern,

RAND is extremely bad idea.  It is easy to start squeezing general public
for money during tough times. However, in long run, it will severely harm
the W3C industry.  

It would be like oil companies raising prices high enough to cause a
recession.  This is a well known fact that if you raise the cost of
bussiness, it will stun the growth the industry.  In order for oil
companies to sell healthy volumes of oil, they try _hard_ to keep the oil
price at econmic scale.  Having high oil price is bad for everyone,
including the oil companies

If W3C industry wants to success in market place, it also must achieve
scales of economy. Let the supply and demand establish the price. DO NOT
try to "regulate" the revenue by collecting royalty. In the end, it will
hurt everyone.


Yong Chi
Received on Sunday, 30 September 2001 09:41:08 UTC

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