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W3C's proposed patent policy.

From: Andres L. Figari <andres@photoplankton.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2002 21:29:55 -0800
Message-ID: <008e01c2b08d$a74f8900$6600a8c0@kara>
To: <www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org>

Hello,

I urge you to ammend the policy to prohibit the imposition of "field of use"
restrictions on patent claims contributed to W3C standards.

I stand behind the GNU foundation in their position:

http://www.fsf.org/philosophy/w3c-patent.html

I am a Systems Administrator for a small web hosting company, and we owe our
business to open source software.  We will go by what GNU and open source
does.  We pay no attention to what you have to say really.  It (open source)
is all that we use.  So I imagine that if you create problemsd for the open
source community, it will be you who will be taken out, not on purpose
really, but by the actions of all.  For if you do not agree with GNU, and
open source, you will not belong to it.   New standards will be created and
you will be obosolete.

It (opensource) will be huge, as you can see in India, and China are moving
head strong into a linux world.  Much more apache servers this year and a
lot more linux, no one can deny.  What does that tell you?

Thank you for your time :)

Regards,

Andres
Received on Tuesday, 7 January 2003 11:51:03 GMT

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