May I just say what good work the W3C have been doing
up to now. I am dismayed that this idea of accepting
patent material into a specification is being

With the increasing problems with patents like in MPEG
and vendor lock-in, this proposal should thrown out. 

Including such material in a specification is just
going to slow down implementations and support for
such implementations through legal consequences.

As demonstrated with the microsoft monopoly trial,
legal issues can last a long time in which the only
companies that can afford it are cash rich ones.

How are the smaller companies, which make up the
majority of the businesses able to develop systems on
web-based technologies without being under the
constant cloud of court action.


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Received on Sunday, 30 September 2001 06:32:57 UTC