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Opposed to RAND patents in W3C standards

From: Glenn Randers-Pehrson <glennrp@home.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 16:12:08 -0400
Message-Id: <3.0.6.32.20010930161208.00d13350@netmail.home.com>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
This is to express my opposition to a policy that would allow
patented methods to be included in W3C standards, unless they are
freely (no-fee) useable by anyone.  "RAND" licensing isn't compatible
with freeware.  For example, freeware authors are unable to obtain
a license for LZW compression.

Glenn Randers-Pehrson
Received on Sunday, 30 September 2001 16:14:56 GMT

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