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Approve of draft policy - disapprove of software patenting.

From: Christopher Hicks <chicks@chicks.net>
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 08:54:00 -0500 (EST)
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.44.0212310853140.1154-100000@yakko.chicks.net>

I request that W3C approve the draft patent policy, because it's a
compromise that protects the right of Open Source / Free Software
programmers to implement W3C standards.

I object to software patents, and support efforts to eliminate them at the
legislative level.


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entropy and human stupidity. They're not things you can always
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