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I would hope you reconsider this Patent Policy Initiative...

From: Bailey, Corey <COREY.BAILEY@northropgrumman.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 15:01:23 -0800
Message-ID: <7F4052F315B5B545B94096DC39739985645891@xcgva035.northgrum.com>
To: "'www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org'" <www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org>

As an Technology Integrator I can't say supporting proprietary standards is
going to be in the best interest of my customers. I would hate to pass on
the additional cost of a technology to my clients. Open standards is the
only way to quickly and effective bring cost effective solutions to market.
Open Standards allow for exploration of the myriad of possible solutions to
application development problems (particularly in Web Development). Open
Standards are also evolving and evolution is exciting in Information
Technology industry. Proprietary Standards lock developers into a particular
sets of resources therefore limiting the possible solutions. Like COTS, your
not going to buy it and not use it, and if you use it enough you become
committed to what the technology offers. Providers of proprietary
technologies knows this and hope to profit from the several months you lose
in developing solutions around their technology. It's a horrible thing the
consortium is doing by acknowledging the desires of a few regarding this
issue. I would hope you'd reconsider this Patent Policy Initiative and be
strong enough to tell the "so called" members who support this suffocating
nonsense to humblely, 



Thank you for your time,

Corey Bailey
Software Engineer
Northrop Grumman IT TASC
7764 Armistead Road, Suite 200
Lorton, VA 22079
703-339-1920 x7477
Received on Wednesday, 19 March 2003 18:03:48 UTC

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