Comments on proposed patent policy

I think the proposed patent policy is a bad idea. The success of the
internet is due in no small part to its universal implementability, as
provided for by the IETF's policy of refusing to allow
patent-encumbered standards.

The seal of approval provided by standardization is one of the few
real incentives to encourage patent-holders to license patented
technologies royalty-free

Please reject this policy.


Maciej Stachowiak

Received on Sunday, 30 September 2001 04:42:38 UTC