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RE: Patent policy

From: Tom Hinton <tom.hinton@btinternet.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 22:04:18 +0100
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Message-Id: <B6A5EAA4-B5E6-11D5-8F43-000A27AFF146@btinternet.com>
As the adage goes, it isn't broken, so PLEASE don't try to "fix" it, 
particularly not in such a detrimental and shortsighted manner. If 
future standards are all patented and owned by a cabal of rich 
corporations, what need will they have of the W3C anyway? It seems 
awfully like signing your own death warrant.


tom hinton
Received on Sunday, 30 September 2001 17:04:17 UTC

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