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From: shane <shentzu@earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 15:42:39 -0700
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Message-Id: <01093015423901.01499@mandrake.bamboogrove.dynodns.net>
Are you totally stupid?  Do you think this kind of idiocy has any chance?  Do 
you simply assume free software users will start paying for cheaply made, 
poorly running software because a few short sited companies are pushing W3C?

If commercial organisations wish to persue their own, closed technologies, 
with a view to having them accepted as a de facto standard, that is very much 
up to them.  And if we as users want to tell them to f off we will!  If their 
work is not good enough to be adopted without the backing of an organisation 
such as the W3C, then it is not appropriate for the W3C to engage in 
assisting them achieve this market dominance. 

If wish to be a standards then try to represent the people those standards 
can benifit.  If you wish to be a toy for big companies to screw over open 
software then atleast put that in your objectives statement.

-- 
"Doing my part to piss off the religious right."

shane
Received on Sunday, 30 September 2001 18:42:49 GMT

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