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Re: W3C BACK to "RAND" Exception?

From: Seth Johnson <seth.johnson@realmeasures.dyndns.org>
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 01:46:37 -0400
Message-ID: <3D2BCA3D.51CF6909@RealMeasures.dyndns.org>
To: Adam Warner <lists@consulting.net.nz>
CC: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org

. . . and may I forward that interesting nugget of

Seth Johnson

Adam Warner wrote:
> Seth Johnson wrote in part:
> > The important question has now become: who is encouraging
> > the W3C and its PPWG to introduce these provisions.  Let
> > these parties explain why they feel this move is of benefit
> > to the W3C, and to the public at large.
> > This is a question that cannot be addressed without such a
> > disclosure and presentation on the part of those seeking to
> > benefit from the institution of such a policy by a body such
> > as the W3C.
> Seth, Bruce Perens over at LWN confirms that he is forbidden from
> revealing the names of the parties that are trying to introduce this
> exception:
> http://www.lwn.net/Articles/4404/
> I agree that we will be better able to understand the motivations behind
> these moves if the members making this proposal reveal themselves. And
> more fundamentally we do not even have access to the proposal.
> Regards,
> Adam


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