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RAND is Discriminatory.

From: Ivan Fontaine <fontaine@samcef.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 19:32:57 +0200
Message-ID: <3BB75749.8C9755AA@samcef.com>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org

The simple fact that you are ready to accept standards conditionned to
the payement of royalties or fees is incredible. A true and non
discriminatory
standard is an open standard, without any restrictions. Something
available
to all to the benefit of all. Nobody, companies above all, should own
any part
of such standards. Any availability restriction is a discrimination. 

True universality is what is needed.
Patents are often seen as a way to promote innovation. We don't need
that kind of innovation for the WWW.

Ivan Fontaine.
Received on Sunday, 30 September 2001 13:30:51 GMT

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