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Draft from Patent Policy Working Group

From: Kapil Hari Paranjape <kapil@imsc.res.in>
Date: Wed, 20 Nov 2002 08:45:19 +0530
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Message-ID: <20021120031519.GA4190@imsc.res.in>

Dear Committee,

As an academic working in a developing country (India) I must applaud
the current draft as it insists that the protocols that are proposed as
standards for the Internet be implementable without restrictions. This
re-inforces the view of a "truly world wide" and "open" internet that we
are trying to sell to those that govern us. Technology that is restricted
is often used by vendors in the Third World to sell at higher prices
while providing kick-backs to those in the decision making heirarchy
(also called corruption!)---there is no "free market" since the vendor
can claim to be sole provider.

Thanks and best regards,

Kapil Paranjape.

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