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From: Total Computer Solutions <amy@totalcsinc.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 12:29:54 -0500
Message-ID: <002a01c149d5$8562f040$6401a8c0@indy.rr.com>
To: <www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org>
As a web developer, I am STRICTLY and completely opposed to this. 
This is bad on so many levels I can hardly think of them all, let alone
list them all. The internet has enough closed and proprietary code
as it is. This will hurt open source projects, not to mention the 
developers that implement them. You should NOT take your cues
from companies, companies should be taking cues from you on what
internet standards should be. Big business does NOT want standards
unless THEY control the standard, and the standard is proprietory. 
We have run into this before with GIF, and the lesson should have
been learned then. This is just a bad idea, and you will lose the support
of countless developers over this. 

Amy |  amy@totalcsinc.com
Network Administrator
Total Computer Solutions, Inc
Marion, IN
Received on Sunday, 30 September 2001 13:28:49 UTC

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