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W3C Patent Policy: Bad bad bad!

From: Garth Highsmith <ghighsmith@theglobal.net>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 11:13:55 -0600
Message-ID: <3BB752D3.9030208@theglobal.net>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
To whom it may concern,

The issues are complicated and I hope enough comments have been received 
to state my opinions in a more eloquent and succinct fashion than that 
of which I am capable.

The short version:  The web survives only because of open, non-fee based 
and unpatented standards.  To allow patents to be adopted as standards 
is counterproductive to the web for both business and non-commercial use.

I am strongly opposed to allowing patented technologies to be adopted as 

Thank you for this opporitunity to (briefly) comment,

Garth Daley Highsmith
Bozeman, MT USA
Received on Sunday, 30 September 2001 13:15:33 UTC

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