royalty free standards


I have just heard of the W3C proposal to endorse standards based on
the payment of fees.  I believe that this is a bad idea.  The effect
of this would be to entrench the power of a few major players.  The
small players would lose their chance to innovate.  It will slow
down the development of the Web if this proposal gets up.

Yours faithfully,

Chris Clacher

(Canberra, ACT, Australia)

Received on Sunday, 30 September 2001 06:07:52 UTC