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VoiceXML and patents

From: Jesper Juhl <juhl@eisenstein.dk>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 04:22:23 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <3BD67A0E.58FDC14F@eisenstein.dk>
To: www-voice@w3.org

Hi,

While I like the VoiceXML draft I'm concerned about the fact that there
are corporations holding patents
(http://www.w3.org/2001/09/voice-disclosures.html) on parts of what will
be in the final recommendation. I believe that the W3C should only allow
patented technology in their recommendations if it is released under
Royalty Free terms, RAND terms are unacceptable since they elliminate
the possibility of Open Source implementations of the standard.
The issue of patents in W3C standards has been heavily debated in
relation to the Patent Policy Draft
(http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-patentpolicy-comment/), and I
think you should wait until a final policy is adopted before possibly
allowing patented technology under RAND terms.

-- 
Best regards,
Jesper Juhl
juhl@eisenstein.dk
Received on Wednesday, 24 October 2001 06:49:22 GMT

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