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W3C royalty-free vs. GNU public license

From: HAMILTON, DALE K (SBCSI) <dh6780@sbc.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2002 09:20:13 -0600
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W3C Working Group,

Regarding the differing options between the W3C Consortium and GNU. It seems
a mutually acceptable compromise would be to state that the royalty-free
patents restrict scope only with regards to software of the same type i.e.
WEB based to ensure extensions of standards do not corrupt the direction of
an organized Internet while allowing open field of use for non related
technologies i.e. non-WEB based. The GNU approach to provide, develop and
extend the world of software must not be encumbered by this new Patent

> Dale K. Hamilton
> Sr. Technical Architect
> Phone 314.331.9383
Received on Tuesday, 3 December 2002 11:26:52 UTC

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