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Fee-bound patents

From: dan <dank@ihug.com.au>
Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2001 09:45:14 +1000
Message-ID: <3BB7AE8A.40407@ihug.com.au>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
I just read on Slashdot that you intend to take a much 'friendlier' 
stance on fee-bound patents being included in W3C standards.
This is a very bad thing indeed, and smells like someone (or a large 
group of people) in the the W3C is getting a few kick-backs to help make 
this happen.
As the internet is a global communications medium, the position of those 
/not /able to pay continual licensing fees (and subsidise your bribes) 
should be taken into account.
The internet is not there for the few to make more 
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ from, at the expense of others' ability 
to access / disseminate information.
I suggest you abandon this idiotic stance, and support standards which 
truely benefit everyone, and not just patent holders / yourselves.

Received on Sunday, 30 September 2001 19:48:57 UTC

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