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Patents, royalties and W3C recommendations

From: Zak McGregor <zak@mighty.co.za>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001 20:37:53 -0400 (EDT)
To: www-voice@w3.org
Message-Id: <20011024023719.69884d5c.zak@mighty.co.za>

This one is easy to address: if you ("you" being a patent-holding
entity, whether individual or corporate) wish to claim royalties on said
patents, best you do not try and get it ratified by the W3C as a
recommendation. As even just a cursory glance at the RAND discussion
shows, very few (if any) people outside of the W3C members (who are
almost exclusively corporations) are in favour of the W3C compromising
parts of its charter for 30 pieces of silver. As I noted previously, the
W3C will obsolete itself very quickly should any of this nonsense come
to pass. You don't need an MBA to work that out. 

Yours sincerely

Zak McGregor
Received on Wednesday, 24 October 2001 06:20:00 UTC

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