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RE: The Open Source Initiative OSI letter of comment on W3C's proposed RAND policy.

From: Dan Fraisl <dan@fraisl.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2001 19:40:07 -0800
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The Open Source Initiative: OSI letter of comment on W3C's proposed RAND
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  -----Original Message-----
  From: www-voice-request@w3.org [mailto:www-voice-request@w3.org]On Behalf
Of Turner W. Rentz, III
  Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2001 6:46 PM
  To: www-voice@w3.org
  Subject: Re: The Open Source Initiative OSI letter of comment on W3C's
proposed RAND policy.


  Even if vigorously defended, a well crafted legal case can show
  that the exact code of the implementation varies from the patent
  utility.  This case defense has become the norm, and the precedent.

  Some formats have been patented, such as the case with Compuserves
  GIF format, however, they have always been superceded by better
  formats that are not patented. And license fees have been minimal.

  It is in the best interest of any software company worth its salt
  to avoid pinning its revenue stream on license revenue generated
  from patent royalties.  It is in the best interests of our working group
  to avoid topics of conversation that are largely moot.

    Patents need to be vigoriously defended to remain
    in effect/defendable.
Received on Tuesday, 13 November 2001 22:38:55 GMT

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