RAND licensing against opennes of the world wide web

Up until now I thought that the w3c was there to ensure that the web and 
all of its technologies were free for all to use and innovate on, so 
that there could be no dominant player that could exclude others from 
the "game".
By allowing patended technologies in w3c standards this is no longer 
true. Only big companies with costly lawyers will be able to include 
those technologies, and the free software infrastructure that up until 
now has rendered the web possible (thanks to the insight, up until now, 
of the w3c) will be wiped away.
I think that no patented technology should ever be included in w3c 

Luca Olivetti

Received on Sunday, 30 September 2001 11:33:19 UTC