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I oppose including any patented technology in open standards.

From: Bill Richardson <bill@riverstonenet.com>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 11:31:25 -0800
Message-ID: <3DF6410D.6040408@riverstonenet.com>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org

Regardless of the current "intent" of patent holders, the actual governmental 
laws may allow a later change of heart from those patent holders. Additionally, 
there are world-wide conflicts in jurisdictions over patented technology which 
may be applied to servers, browsers, IM clients, or future software.

Allowing patents is a Bad Thing, and I oppose it strongly.

Bill Richardson

[My views are my own, and do not necessarily represent those of my employer, 
Riverstone Networks]

Received on Tuesday, 10 December 2002 14:38:47 UTC

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