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Strongly Opposed to W3C RAND patents

From: Adam Logghe <adam@devtty.net>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 12:55:31 -0700
Message-ID: <3BB778B3.9090208@devtty.net>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
This is an unacceptable policy decision by the W3C.

Thousands of developers and millions of users rely on the W3C as a 
standards group for the non-discriminatory protocols and standards to 
create the current and next generation web. The momentum behind these 
standards rarely comes from Big Companies. They come when protocols and 
standards are freely available for implementation by all big, small and 
individuals.

If a company big or small wants to make a go of it with patented 
material let them do that in the market without the "Good Housekeeping" 
stamp of the W3C.

Don't waste the good will and developer momentum that you have built by 
selling out to malignant corporate interests.


Adam Logghe
Independent Developer
adam@devtty.net
Received on Sunday, 30 September 2001 15:54:00 GMT

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