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W3C and the Promotion of Fee-based Standards for the Web

From: David Allsopp <d.allsopp@signal.qinetiq.com>
Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2001 09:33:13 +0100
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CC: www-rdf-interest@w3.org


The following discussions may be of interest to members of this list
involved in implementing or developing internet standards; concerning
possible change in policy by the W3C.

From http://www.openphd.net/W3C_Patent_Policy/

"On 16 August 2001 the W3C made public a proposal to substantially
change their patent policy framework.
Amongst the changes is support for a new licensing model (called RAND)
that legitimises the W3C's role in
developing and promoting standards that could require the payment of

The W3C's Patent Policy Framework is at the Working Draft stage. The
Working Draft states: "This Last Call period will be the only
opportunity for public comment". It seems that the last call has already
passed (September 30th 2001).

[Much more detail at the URL above]


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David Allsopp.

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