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Patent Policy: Comment

From: tom poe <tompoe@renonevada.net>
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 07:22:26 -0800
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Cc: "rlug" <rlug@rlug.org>
Message-Id: <02012907222602.16499@aether>
Hello:  To the RLUG members, I encourage you all to submit your comments, one 
way or the other to these folks.  Below is a quote from Daniel Weitzner 
[djweitzner@w3.org], in a message to the list on January 27, 2002:

"As Susan Lesch informed this list last week [1], W3C has published Note [2]
describing our current patent practices. This document represents the
current state of procedure for handling patent issues regarding technical
specifications on the Recommendation track. It is neither the final W3C
patent policy we expect to adopt, nor is it the simple, disclosure-only
policy that is described in the existing W3C Process Document. An
examination of the Note will show that many of the comments received from
W3C Members and the Public have been incorporated, but that our work is by
no means finished."

A final policy is minutes away, folks.  Use your original mission statement, 
say goodbye to the industry parasites, and enjoy!  Patent holders that wish 
to submit a Royalty Free proposal that benefits the world community are 
welcome to do so.  Companies that wish to influence the standards work, by 
"volunteering" their employees, can pony up their proposal, signed and 
sealed, and life is good.  Time to clean up your act, and stop worrying about 
corporate sponsorship.  Too many talented individuals out there to take over, 
should you people lose your jobs.

Respectfully, 
Tom Poe
Reno, NV
Received on Tuesday, 29 January 2002 10:21:37 UTC

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