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Against a patent encumbered internet.

From: David Gould <davidg@dnai.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 14:03:16 -0700
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Cc: davidg@dnai.com
Message-ID: <20010930140316.A53971@foo.dnai.com>

I see from your archive that in the last two days you have recieved many
well argued comments against the proposed inclusion of RAND licensed patents
in W3C standards. I will not repeat them at length here, except to note
that I totally agree: the RAND proposal is not only a bad idea, bad for
the net, bad for freedom, bad for W3C, bad for business, it is simply
wrong. By wrong in this instance, I mean evil, a crime against all.

One of the really hopeful developments toward the end of the 20th century,
so otherwise tainted with wars and genocide was the emergence of the
the internet as an active force for human progress and enlightenment. To
see this proposal that effectively sells the opportunity for the betterment
of all humanity to the corporate oligarchs is shocking and disheartening.
I am literally in tears as I write this. Please, for all of us, do not do


David Gould                                    davidg@dnai.com
If simplicity worked, the world would be overrun with insects.
Received on Sunday, 30 September 2001 17:04:01 UTC

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