A complete reversal of policy

The World Wide Web consortium has helped to build a global infrastructure by
setting free and open standards, as has the Internet Engineering Task Force. 
To start charging fees will be contrary to what we believe to be the nature
of the Web and will only contribute to its fragmentation and decline.

The W3C always had the choice of refusing to standardise any protocol or
data format when it could not freely do so, while leaving any party free to
implement their proprietary inventions. 

Thus I recommend that the W3C drop their RAND licensing proposal and rather
than to continually extend the scope of its standards to anything related
to the Web, to narrow its scope. 

Kind regards,

Daniel von Asmuth.

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Received on Sunday, 30 September 2001 05:21:42 UTC