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Speech freedom menaced

From: Xabi Ochotorena <ochoto@diariolinux.com>
Date: 01 Oct 2001 00:11:50 +0200
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Message-Id: <1001887910.3040.20.camel@ochoto.homeip.net>

The W3C has always developed open standards so interoperability could
become a real thing (tm), not the nightmare supporting several different
browsers currently is.

The RAND licensing is step back in the way towards an open, free and
plural WWW. Not only inhibits the free software development based on
(now not so) open standards, also the small and medium enterprises will
have their products artificially raised in price making hard to compete
against the big enterprises that are currently pushing this RAND
licensing ahead.

Please keep the standards really open and free (now refering to freedom
and price).

Thanks in advance,

            Xabier Ochotorena
Received on Sunday, 30 September 2001 18:07:01 UTC

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