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Patent royalties for standards ????

From: Johnix <thomas.tempe@insalien.org>
Date: Sat, 30 Nov 2002 18:51:33 +0100
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Message-ID: <m2of87kkt6.fsf@carapace.rese.insa-lyon.fr>
Hello,

As a Free Software user, I am deeply concerned about the future of
interoperability if royalty-bearing, patent-encumbered standards are
ever devised. Royalties would in effect forbid the implementation of
the standard as Free Software. 

Therefore, as suggested by the Free Software Foundation
(http://www.fsf.org/philosophy/w3c-patent.html), I urge the W3C to
reconsider its latest patent policy. 

Sincerely,
-- 
Thomas Tempe, 

Systematic preventive privacy-invading personal data recording
is strictly useless at stopping evil anti-american terrorists
without systematic preventive goulag.
http://www.stop1984.org

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