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Re: Royalty-Free Patent Policy correction

From: Benjamin Johnson <benj@visi.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 10:04:50 -0600
Message-ID: <3E11C022.1030507@visi.com>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org

Please not that the Mozilla web browser and many other web browsers are 
licensed under the GPL and this loophole could be used in the future to 
block them out of the market.

Benjamin Johnson wrote:

> 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.
> Thanks
> Ben Johnson
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