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patents at W3 are like cats at a dog show

From: <sstouden@thelinks.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 07:37:54 -0500 (CDT)
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3c.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0207100652460.26562-100000@www.foxworth.com>

Be advised that patents are anti freedom anti open system and have no
place whatsoever in a standards settings environment that purports to
represent an impartial open environment representing all players.

Interesting it is that after the issue of "patents at w3" was defeated by
public opinion the W3 keeps coming back to attempt somehow, by some device
or manner, to incorporate patents as a way of life at W3. 

The rand exception is unacceptable, no patents absolutely no patents at W3
is the only acceptable policy.

I request disclosure as to which companies and which government officials
are pushing the euphoric psychodelics packaged under the name "patents" at
W3?  WE the public are, or at least should be, entitled to know the full
story.  Full disclosure is a necessary precondition to honesty and

Patents curtial progress, serve to reinstitute the feudal system and to 
redistribute the wealth to the few.  Unlike tangible assets, patents
have no boundaries, they operate through the long arm of the law as
enforced monopolies, to regulate and control human behavior, and they
serve as an undemocratic, hidden tax imposed on all who participate in 
the advanced societies of our earth.  

Sterling stoudenmire 
Received on Wednesday, 10 July 2002 08:37:50 UTC

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