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NO TO PATENT STANDARDS.

From: Farboj <farboj@hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 17:26:23 -0400
To: <www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OIEGJBMLIGBJBIIKENMPKEMNCAAA.farboj@hotmail.com>
Guys,

Using patented standards only does two things: it makes life tricky for
everyone else and helps drive corporate interests further into the W3
standards.

Remember the issues with MP3 and GIF? And how we've had to write them out of
various open standards? The irony is that BETTER technologies have emerged
from teh open source community than these were originally.

Promoting open source for any technologies that have not been developed,
would be FAR BETTER than joining forces with strong corporate interests as
that will only polarize W3 towards corporations.

Regards,

Jeff Farbo
Founder Farbo Consulting Inc.
Received on Sunday, 30 September 2001 17:30:26 GMT

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