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RAND licensing

From: Forrest Sweasy <sweasyf@sprynet.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 19:09:32 -0400
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
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Please drop this idea of RAND licensing. As a standards body, you should not 
be involved in licensing arrangements of any sort. Let the commercial 
companies battle the judicial system in this matter. 

As a standards organization - your getting involved in any fashion in 
licensing matters throws your objectivity out the window. You will no longer 
be a neutral in that battle and thus not capable of setting standards.

Forrest Sweasy
Received on Sunday, 30 September 2001 19:10:00 UTC

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