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Re: Pseudo-Patent-Free Microsoft Standard

From: David Wall <dwall@Yozons.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 20:14:56 -0700
Message-ID: <023501c1e687$37725de0$5a2b7ad8@expertrade.com>
To: <www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org>
Companies are certainly free to obtain patents, but to do so lurking behind a so-called "standard" is absurd.  By definition, a standard needs to be accessible to all -- otherwise it's proprietary.

If these patent tricks are backed by royalties, then those technologies will not become standards and the computing community will create alternatives.  

David

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Received on Wednesday, 17 April 2002 23:15:15 GMT

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