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From: (wrong string) çois Leblanc <francois.leblanc@cev-sa.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2002 09:24:49 +0100
Message-ID: <005f01c29780$c9274fc0$6601a8c0@stlo.cevsa.com>
To: <www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org>

Dear Sir,

FSF analyse of W3C policy concerning Web standards feel in following

<< For this reason, the proposed policy does not actually protect the rights
of the Free Software community to full participation in the implementation
and extension of web standards. The goal of our participation in the policy
making process at W3C has not been achieved. The Foundation urges all those
who care about the right of Free Software developers to implement all future
web standards to send comments to the W3C urging that the policy be amended
to prohibit the imposition of "field of use" restrictions on patent claims
contributed to W3C standards. >>

It's obvious that if Free Software community can't implement W3C standards
they cant' be called "Royalty-Free" Patent Policy, Think about all problems
we already meet due to no respect of W3C standards. The Free Sofware
community can help to make this standards reals standards. You can't expect
make standards in forgetting all a community of developpers, what does it
mean else? You must integrate all members, Free Software community too, by
letting them developping their own solution in respects of W3C standards.
Due to this reasons and lot of other, I implore you to give satisfaction to
FSF request (http://www.fsf.org/philosophy/w3c-patent.html) witch prooves
it's attachment to respect standards and law and wants to continue.

François Leblanc.
Received on Friday, 29 November 2002 03:57:30 UTC

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