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RAND not appropriate for the Web.

From: Fabian Guisset <fguisset@softhome.net>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 16:28:57 +0200
Message-ID: <3BB72C29.5010109@softhome.net>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Hi, (hope it's not too late heh)

I just wanted to express my very strong negative feelings about this 
RAND licensing. It is entirely contrary to the spirit of the Web. The 
Open Source and Free Software community has been supporting the W3C for 
as long as I can remember, and still do now with softwares like Mozilla 
and Konqueror (among others). The W3C cannot now deny us the right to 
continue our work for a standard web not ruled by money, but by good 
technologies and imagination of the web designers. The name of the 
companies involved in the W3C should perhaps have made us stay more on 
our guards.

When will web developers have to pay Microsoft to use HTML?

Dark regards,

-Fabian Guisset, trying to implement the DOM in Mozilla, but who will 
reconsider it if RAND passes.
Received on Sunday, 30 September 2001 10:24:19 GMT

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