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No patents, please!

From: Matthijs Sypkens Smit <matthijs@helena.tux.nu>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 20:31:38 +0200
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Message-Id: <01093020313802.06131@helena>
Dear W3C,

I hereby urge you to rethink the patent-policy you are proposing. I don't 
think that the W3C in it's early days would have ever made such a proposal, 
because it knew back then that such a system would lead to defragmentation 
among the (patented) 'standards' that web-software would implement and hamper 
the Internet in it's growth to the full potential that was forseen by the 
people with vision at the W3C. Therefore it hurts me to see that now the Web 
had become what you envisioned it to be, you don't care about it's 
proliferation and the ideas behind the orginal vision anymore and wish to be 
bought by companies who's only vision is to make money. It's clear to me that 
if this new policy will be adopted by you that "power corrupts" (definitely).

Received on Sunday, 30 September 2001 14:32:42 UTC

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