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W3C Patent Policy

From: Rob Nichols <rob@robnet.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 18:03:16 -0600
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Message-ID: <20021213000316.GA14278@robnet.com>

I am disappointed by the current Last Call draft.  Please amend the policy to
prohibit the imposition of "field of use" restrictions on patent claims
contributed to W3C standards.  Without this change it would be possible for a
company to block certain Free Software projects from making use of the
standards, which will certainly hamper advancement.  

Sincerely,

Rob Nichols
Nichols Software, Inc.
1500 Green Mountain Drive
Little Rock, Arkansas  72211
Received on Thursday, 12 December 2002 19:09:50 GMT

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