W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org > January 2003

Patent policy draft

From: <w3ccomment@nickwillson.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2002 19:46:03 -0800
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Message-ID: <20021231034603.GC20637@mail.home.nickwillson.com>

This is in response to your invitation for comments on the Patent Policy
Working Group Royalty-Free Patent Policy draft:
http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-patent-policy-20021114

Please do not proceed with the draft as it stands.  Section 3 provides
for patent holders to impose restrictions on fields of use.  By adopting
the draft, the W3C would be supporting restrictions on the use of
information based on coercion by legally-recognized monopolies.  This is
a strange position for the W3C to take, and represents a retreat from
its stated goals of universal access and a web of trust.

-- 
Nick Willson
Received on Thursday, 2 January 2003 21:34:50 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Tuesday, 27 April 2010 00:13:49 GMT