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Re: W3C Patent Policy: Bad for the W3C, bad for business, bad for users

From: Dave Clendenan <japh@squirrel.mine.nu>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 10:14:59 -0700
Message-ID: <000b01c149d3$6f489780$0aeda8c0@familydomain.ca>
To: <www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org>
I, too, agree with Alan Cox

The phrase "reasonable, non-discriminatory royalties or fees" is 
an oxymoron, when applied to a free software project.  Allowing
fee-based patents into standards will do nothing but harm to all
parties concerned except to a big corporation that competes 
based on financial power, rather than product quality.

Dave
Received on Sunday, 30 September 2001 13:15:35 GMT

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