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Just say "no" to patents.

From: Eric E. Coe <ecoe@reportica.org>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 14:02:04 -0400
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Cc: scoe@reportica.net
Message-ID: <20010930140204.A2028@grok>

In the history of the web, patents have repeatedly come up as a problema.
Incorporating them into web "standards" will not make these problems go
away; quite the opposite.  This change is incredibly wrong-headed and
should be rejected out of hand.

And what is with this short notice and comment period?  Sounds fishy to me.

If this passes, so does the revelance of the W3C.  It will be replaced by
another body that will fill the need for FREE (in both senses of the word)
and OPEN web standards.

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As always, the opinions expressed are solely my own,
and not my employer's (though they should be!)

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