Royalty-bound patents in web standards

  Dear W3C:

"Standards" that require paying a patent license fee are not standards 
at all.

Please do not allow the inclusion of a patented technology into a WWW 
standard. This would play into the hands of the multinational 
corporations that wish to convert the WWW from a consumer-driven 
experience into just another Tee Vee or radio, where only approved 
content is broadcast from some central location.

Bruce Ediger
720-932-6658 (USA)

Received on Sunday, 30 September 2001 12:47:27 UTC