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I object to the "Royalty-Free" Patent Policy.

From: Chris Seager <chris@seager.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 12:22:58 +0000
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Message-Id: <200212311222.58692.chris@seager.demon.co.uk>

Dear Sirs,

I urge you  to consider the posistion of the Free Software Foundation 
regarding the proposed Royalty-Free Patent Policy and the incompatibilities 
between its "field of use" restrictions and the GPL.

As a developer working on systems which use free software, I am very concerned 
how such an incompatible clause could be subverted by large organisations to 
the detriment of free software.

Thank you for allowing my comment.

Chris Seager.
Sussex, UK.
Received on Friday, 3 January 2003 05:35:19 UTC

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