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Draft policy, good; software patenting, bad

From: Michael Poole <poole@troilus.org>
Date: 31 Dec 2002 09:16:21 -0500
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
Message-ID: <874r8ue0ju.fsf@sanosuke.troilus.org>

Please approve the draft patent policy; patents on computer software
are in general far too broad and far too many, and the W3C's draft
policy provides important protections so that open standards are open
in fact rather than just name.

Until appropriate legislative changes are made to fix software
patenting, compromises such as in W3C's draft policy are a good
balance between the rights of the public and the rights of software
implementors.

Michael Poole
Reston, VA, USA
Received on Tuesday, 7 January 2003 08:31:30 GMT

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