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Patent policy call for comments.

From: <vsedach@ucalgary.ca>
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 2002 19:10:53 -0700
Message-id: <200212310210.ZZ779834@mserve2.acs.ucalgary.ca>
To: <www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org>

Like many users of the GPL and other free-software licenses, I've 
been informed of Item 3, Section 3 of the proposed patent policy ("may be 
limited to implementations of the Recommendation, and to what is required 
the Recommendation"), and do not agree with the restriction that it may 
place on users of free software licenses. Both the restriction on 
"implementations of the Recommendation" (what constitutes an 
is, as far as I can see, not defined in the patent policy) and the 
conformity to the requirements of the Recommendation interfere with a 
free-software license user's right to modify and extend software 
implementing W3C's Recommendations.

Vlad Sedach
Received on Wednesday, 8 January 2003 12:38:16 UTC

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