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Re: [DotGNU]W3C BACK to "RAND" Exception?

From: Timothy Rue <timrue@mindspring.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jul 2002 11:40:57 -0700
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On 09-Jul-02 22:20:32 Seth Johnson 
<seth.johnson@RealMeasures.dyndns.org> wrote:
  SJ> In October of last year, Daniel Weitzner, Chair of the W3C's
  SJ> Patent Policy Working Group, was presented with numerous,
  SJ> specific and crucial questions and comments which had been
  SJ> raised by the act of considering a W3C policy supporting
  SJ> royalty licensed and patented protocols for the World Wide
  SJ> Web.

  SJ> At that time, the W3C received a profound, broad expression
  SJ> of popular support for their not undertaking this direction,
  SJ> despite the pressure being brought on the organizations from
  SJ> parties seeking to get W3C endorsement for royalty-based
  SJ> protocols.

  SJ> The issue is returning once again, by means of back door
  SJ> "exception" proposals.

[snip]

Why does this sort of act, which seems to happen alot, remind me of a
spoiled child that doesn't seem to understand the word "no"?


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Timothy Rue
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Received on Wednesday, 10 July 2002 14:41:00 GMT

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