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Patents in W3C recommendations

From: Jacob Sparre Andersen <sparre@nbi.dk>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 16:29:41 +0200 (MET DST)
To: World Wide Web Consortium <www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org>
cc: "SSLUG's IT-politikliste" <sslug-itpolitik@sslug.dk>
Message-ID: <Pine.OSF.4.21.0109301617530.31164-100000@alf.nbi.dk>
Dear Sirs,

According to Linux Today[1] you are planning to allow W3C
recommendations which are covered by non-expired patents.

I find that this will reduce the value of future W3C
recommendations.

I find that protocols and file formats covered by
non-expired patents are a serious threath to the future
development of the world wide web.

I strongly advice the World Wide Web Consortium not to
introduce a policy which allws W3C recommendations covered
by non-expired patents.

Kind regards

Jacob Sparre Andersen

PS: This letter shall not be considered the official policy
    of Skåne Sjælland Linux User Group.

1) http://linuxtoday.com/news_story.php3?ltsn=2001-09-30-001-20-NW-CY
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