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Standards shoud be royalty free!

From: Wilhelm Assarsson <wilhelm.assarsson@progenitor.nu>
Date: 20 Nov 2002 16:07:34 +0100
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
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Progenitor is an open source developing company that works with
implementing free software solutions for the school society. We are very
pleased to see the continuation of royalty-free standards, as such a
standard would greatly harden our work to bring affordable networking
solutions and software to those who need it! A standard should be open
and free, because that's what define what a standard is. If it's
non-free it cannot be implemented by everyone. Other free solutions will
be brought forward and that way ruining the entire concept of standards.
As some enlightened person expressed - "Standards are great - to bad
there are so many". 

Keep up the good work!

Best reguards
Wilhelm Assarsson, Progenitor, Sweden
Received on Wednesday, 20 November 2002 10:12:17 UTC

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