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Comment on patent policy

From: Aaron Claessens <mrptt@auditt.org>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 14:19:23 -0500
Message-Id: <200109301919.MAA26806@scaup.mail.pas.earthlink.net>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
As a professional software developer making a living from being able to develop platform-agnostic applications for the 
web, I am extremely alarmed to see the W3C's proposed stance on patents. With the proposed changes in place the 
web will become more and more a showcase for large corporations and will extinguish the independence and 
innovation that have made the internet freely accessibly to anyone with a web browser of any flavour and a dial-up 

Indeed, with the proposals in place the web risks becoming a tool of a few corporations and innovation will largely be 
shut down. After a while, the W3C itself will cease to be relevant. It seems hard to believe that this is intention.

I urge you, therefore, to reject these proposals and show your organisation to
be one of integrity; be proud that you are not just another tool of big business.


Aaron Claessens
Received on Sunday, 30 September 2001 15:19:18 UTC

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