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From: <rob@printf.org>
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2002 15:41:02 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <57319.>
To: <www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org>

Section 3, item 3 is incompatible with the GPL.  Under the GPL ANY
modifications to software must be released to the public.  If someone were
to modify software for non-web use, your restriction would not allow them
to redistribute it and the GPL would require it.  This will have a MAJOR
effect on the free software that makes up the majority of the web.

Thank you
Robert Petri
Senior Software Engineer
Received on Tuesday, 7 January 2003 03:17:25 UTC

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