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Comment on draft W3C Patent Policy Framework

From: Andrew Pam <xanni@glasswings.com.au>
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 13:33:29 +1000
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Message-ID: <20011001133329.G5041@kira.glasswings.com.au>
A great many people have already made their views on the proposed changes
to the W3C patent policy known.  I would like to support the position
that the 16 August 2001 working draft should not be adopted as written
and that the W3C patent policy should be modified to make it clear that
W3C standards and recommendations may not contain patented technologies
and that organisations participating in the W3C standards process must
agree to license patents relevant to W3C standards on a royalty-free
(RF) basis to all comers.  To do any less constitutes a serious threat
to the Internet (and probably also to the effectiveness of the W3C).
Organisations wishing to work on standards for technologies covered by
patents which they are not willing to license on a royalty-free basis
to Internet users may do so in another forum.

	Andrew Pam
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net                         Andrew Pam
http://www.xanadu.com.au/                       Chief Scientist, Xanadu
http://www.glasswings.com.au/                   Technology Manager, Glass Wings
http://www.sericyb.com.au/sc/                   Manager, Serious Cybernetics
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