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* "Standards" with licensing restrictions disasterous to free software * "Standards" with licensing restrictions disasterous to free software

From: John McBride <jmcbride@ccis.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 10:28:54 -0700
Message-ID: <3BB75656.2010802@ccis.com>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
I am very concerned about the shift in policy taking place at the w3c.

As anothers have said:

"...most of the authors of these
programs have a hard enough time justifying the time they spend on
gratis development, very few if any will be willing to cough up
thousands of dollars to implement a non-free standard..."

I cannot put it better myself.

Please continue your fine work in the spirit of freedom and equality on 
the web. Please work to keep standards free for people and companies to use.

---
John McBride,
North Edwards, CA

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