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W3C Patent Policy Framework

From: John Jensen <jjens@primenet.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 14:15:14 -0700 (PDT)
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.BSI.3.96.1010930141431.4134A-100000@usr02.primenet.com>

I've seen your working draft and I must say I don't like it.

I certainly see that web standards should support the transport of
proprietary (or patented) technologies, but I don't believe that web
standards should specify or endorse those proprietary (or patented) 

The web has become, perhaps by accident, a technological "commons" upon
which all players may cooperate and/or compete.  The value of that commons
has been proven by the rapid and diverse communities that have developed
within it. 

I believe the role of the W3C should be to ensure the continued
development of that commons.

Thank you.

John Jensen
33 39' 42N   117 45' 07W
Received on Sunday, 30 September 2001 16:44:58 UTC

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