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Think ahead

From: Mike Lee <mike_lee@iprimus.com.au>
Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2001 02:37:33 +1000
Message-ID: <3BB74A4D.2080103@iprimus.com.au>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
It might be a reasonable thing to do so we can have the svg spec 
finalized, but think about what will happen from now on. Ever company 
will try to push their patented technology into the w3c specs, would 
html, and xml be so widely popular if it's full of patents? What will 
happen to the semantic web vision? What will happen to web developers? 
do they now have to pay the companies to make a web page? What will 
happen to Mozilla or even open source product? Can W3C be vendor neutral 
and universal standard promoter? Or should Apache foundation take over.

Mike
Received on Sunday, 30 September 2001 12:37:19 GMT

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