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Royalty-Free Patent Policy correction

From: Benjamin Johnson <benj@visi.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 10:00:26 -0600
Message-ID: <3E11BF1A.6030204@visi.com>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org

Please correct Item 3 of Section 3, titled 'W3C Royalty-Free (RF) 
Licensing Requirements,' to be compatable with the Gnu Public License. 
Currently, as worded, it will allow a patent that can only be used for 
web infrastructure. This is incompatable with the GPL because the GPL 
requires distribution and modification rights for any purpose.

Ben Johnson
Received on Friday, 3 January 2003 12:14:09 UTC

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