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"field of use" bug in W3C patent policy

From: Jim Peters <jim@uazu.net>
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 10:52:31 +0000
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Message-ID: <20021231105231.B1414@uazu.net>

I'm writing to express my concern at the apparent bug in the currently
proposed W3C patent policy that could make free-software
implementations of some future W3C standards impossible.

I've written before on this issue, and it seems clear now that the W3C
wishes to ensure that web standards may be implemented freely, and
that this is simply an oversight.  If so, I hope that you will correct
this.

I don't need to stress the immense role that free software and the
cooperative environment surrounding it has played in the development
of the internet.  This is much too important a thing to lose.

Jim

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