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Implementation of W3C standards as Free Software

From: David VANTYGHEM <david.vantyghem@free.fr>
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2002 19:24:14 +0000
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Message-Id: <200211281924.14459.david.vantyghem@free.fr>

It would be a big error to adopt a "royalty-free" patent policy with "field of 
use" restrictions that would would prevent implementation of W3C standards as 
Free Software. If this happens, w3c name will change into BSA or will 
disappear in less 1 year because it will not be useful, next standards will 
only be made with patents.
W3C should better use a GNU FDL license to broadcast its documents.

Because of patents, computing will still stay at the Stone Age.
Messagerie électronique : david.vantyghem@free.fr
Received on Friday, 29 November 2002 02:21:41 UTC

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