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Comment on section 3 item 3.

From: David GLAUDE Mailing <dglaudemailing@gmx.net>
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 13:47:39 +0100
Message-ID: <3E1191EB.6000102@gmx.net>
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org

I am David GLAUDE from BELGIUM.

I am unhappy with the proposed W3C Patent policy that will deny me to 
redistribute free software (under the GNU GPL) that implement patent 
granted to me under the Royalty-Free (FR) Licensing Requirements.

Indeed, if such a patent is granted to me for a specific field of use 
(see section 3. W3C Royalty-Free (RF) Licensing Requirements item 3:
"3. may be limited to implementations of the Recommendation, and to what 
is required by the Recommendation;") then since I can not garantee that 
for myself or anybody else reusing my code, my software can not be 
distributed or re-distributed.

Since this is a big issue, I think that item should be reconsidered and 
removed. Also it would be nice to extend the dead-line to permit more 
thinking about this issue.

Thank you for taking this comment into account.

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