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pateneted IP standards

From: Archfeld Serethai <archfeld@hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 18:42:07 +0000
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Message-ID: <F273yo3DjFbUcOV1Eet0000868d@hotmail.com>
Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES should a fee based proccess be considered as a 
standard. If a compnay that has the TM/PAtent/IP of the standard could make 
it available royalty free so be it, but to force the industry to pay homage 
to aparticular vendor is sillyt, and I can point to 1394 as a perfect 
example. It is a MUCH BETTER standard but has failed to be implemented due 
to licensing charges. Onbly a SONY or APPLE machine will come with 1394 
native, and the rest of the insudtry is STILL USING USB, a MUCH SLOWER but 
FREE standard.

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