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RAND Patents in Standards? NO!

From: Barak Pearlmutter <bap@cs.unm.edu>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 12:03:21 -0600 (MDT)
Message-Id: <m15nkvx-0009aoC@sweat.cs.unm.edu>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
I am in complete agreement with Alan Cox.

"No" to RAND standards.  "No" to standards you have to pay to use.
Please do not make W3C irrelevant, do not make it the de-facto organ
of a collusion to destroy open source software, academics, and the
small businesses that bring vitality to the web.
Barak A. Pearlmutter <bap@cs.unm.edu>, http://www.cs.unm.edu/~bap/
 Professor, Dept of Computer Science, University of New Mexico
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