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Why restricting our freedom?

From: Tobias Hoevekamp <tobias@meikamp.ch>
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2002 00:00:30 +0100
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Message-Id: <200212030000.30572.tobias@meikamp.ch>

To whom it may concern!

With respect to the increase of terrorism I've often heard that the 'free' 
world will defend it's highest value -- freedom -- against any intruder. 

To my insight, the World Wide Web evolved in the manner it did mainly due to 
its free standards. Why shall this freedom be constricted? Please, keep 
backdoors for patents which restrict our freedoms out of the standards! 
Prohibit the imposition of "field of use" restrictions on patent claims!

I would like to see my descendants experience the same freedom of the World 
Wide Web that I have been used to. Don't sacrifice this freedom for monetary 
benefits of a few companies.

Sincerely Yours,

Tobias Hövekamp

Anna Heer-Str. 2, CH-8057  Zurich, +41 1 350 5986
http://www.meikamp.ch -- mailto:tobias@meikamp.ch
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