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Section 3.3

From: Clark McGrew <clark.mcgrew@sunysb.edu>
Date: 30 Dec 2002 17:48:22 -0500
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org
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Dear W3C Patent Policy Working Group:

I object to section 3.3 of the working draft (14 Nov 2002) which allows
future patent holders to bar currently existing projects from using W3C
recommendations.  This section allows recommendations to be adopted
which place extra requirements on the distribution of licensed
packages.  Since extra licensing requirements are explicitly forbidden
by the GNU GPL patents which are consistent with section 3.3 can be used
to block software released under the GNU GPL from implementing
recommendations.

Please eliminate section 3.3 from working draft 14 before it is adopted
as the W3C Royalty-Free Patent Policy.

Sincerely,
-- 
Clark McGrew	                State University of New York, Stony Brook
(clark.mcgrew@sunysb.edu)	631-632-8299 (office)
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