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'Field of Use' restriction

From: Peter Abramowicz <pabramow@web.net>
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 15:39:48 -0700
Message-ID: <002c01c2b11d$86cceca0$306c6bd1@peter>
To: <www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org>
I would like to add my support to position presented by the Free Software Foundation regarding section 3 of the W3C proposed patent policy. Item 3 of that section says that the royalty-free license may "may be limited to implementations of the Recommendation, and to what is required by the Recommendation". 

Since this 'field of use' restriction contradicts Section 7 of General Public License as well as the spirit of the GPL, I would urge you to remove that item form your recommendations.

Peter Abramowicz
Arachne Web Designs
(403) 708-6016
Received on Thursday, 2 January 2003 14:52:33 UTC

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