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From: Thomas Zander <zander@planescape.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 19:24:35 +0200
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Message-ID: <20010930192435.A20686@planescape.com>
The W3C is a standards body, this means (Webster)
    Something established by authority, custom, or general consent as a model or example

when 'authority' is mixed with 'custom' and 'general consent' it becomes something
beautiful, a thing which you can build on, a thing that _has_ been used to build
the WWW on.

But as soon as you leave the 'custom' or 'general consent' away, you loose the ability
to create something that will be used universally. This is what I see in your recent
decision.

It is not to late to turn back, you want to turn back, or you will probably see a 
whole lot of back turning from the Internet community...

Sincerely;
-- 
Thomas Zander                                            zander@earthling.net
The only thing worse than failure is the fear of trying something new

Received on Sunday, 30 September 2001 13:28:12 GMT

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