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RAND Bad

From: Boddhisatva Troutwaxer <tungtung@pacbell.net>
Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 20:22:13 -0700
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Message-id: <3BB7E165.436C41FA@pacbell.net>
I just wanted to let you know that I am against RAND Licensing or any
other model that will allow royalty or fee-based standards to become W3C
sanctioned recommendations. The Internet should be maintained with
software which does not require additional user payments of any kind.

Given the willingness of the Open Source community to write useful code
which does not require royalties or fees, any kind of structure which
requires a cash outlay is just plain silly.

Thanks,

Alex Roston
Received on Sunday, 30 September 2001 23:15:36 GMT

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