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On W3 Consortium "Royalty-Free" Patent Policy

From: Lukasz M. Pogoda <stalker@enter.net.pl>
Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2002 15:11:33 +0100
Message-ID: <007301c2af8d$66794bb0$4fe31d3e@Stalker>
To: <www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org>

Dear Sir or Madam,

The Free Software Foundation urges all those who care about the right of
Free Software developers to implement all future web standards to send
comments to the W3C urging that the policy be amended to prohibit the
imposition of "field of use" restrictions on patent claims contributed to
W3C standards.

As a everyday net user and developer I agree with FSF remarks and I
recognize in this proposal great threat to the freedom of usage and
creation. Web was built by large companies and lone people as well. Everyone
can add something useful to the technologies used over the Internet.
Limiting some basic ideas by patents will limit everyone. There are
countless wyas to earn money in fair way, not limiting freedom of any other,
a person of a company. Thus I'd like to express my opinion which is: Such
limits, as proposed in Proposed W3 Consortium "Royalty-Free" Patent Policy
are not acceptable solution and will do more bad than good. Thus, they must
be rejected.

I belive W3C will make a wise choice and and members of will reconsider
mentioned proposal.

Best regadrs
Lukasz Pogoda
Lukasz M. Pogoda  |  <lukasz.pogoda@pf.pl>  |  +48 501 29 39 82
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