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From: Nickolai Dobrynin <dobrynin@miller.cs.uwm.edu>
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 18:21:26 -0600 (CST)
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.44.0212311739270.19233-100000@grid1.cs.uwm.edu>
I am writing in regards to the W3C "Royalty-free" patent policy proposal.
I believe that, even though this proposal does carry positive ideas in it,
there is a major drawback that, if approved, will cause harm to the use
and development of the free software (as defined by Richard M. Stallman
and the GNU project; please see http://www.fsf.org/ for details) and
eventually will impede competition and innovation.

I am urging you to read the address recently made by the Free Software
Foundation at http://www.fsf.org/philosophy/w3c-patent.html on this issue
and believe that the proposal should be enhanced to fully reflect the
viewpoint of this charity.


Nickolai Dobrynin
Dept. of EE/CS
University of WI-Milwaukee
Received on Tuesday, 7 January 2003 04:27:07 UTC

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