new royalty based standard

Dear W3C,

I am strongly opposed to the new proposal for RAND and the payment of 
royalties of any kind to the W3C. Open source software, such as Apache, PHP, 
and many others, depend on the W3C's current standards in order to create 
software that is truly royalty free and open source. Switching to a royalty 
based system would seriously jeopardize open source software.

Please reconsider your proposal and find a more suitable way to raise funds 
for the W3C. Your organization does a great job and I think the internet 
community as a whole would be very willing to work through this without the 
need for a royalty system.

Thanks for your time,
Matt Greer

Received on Sunday, 30 September 2001 15:10:29 UTC