Comment to W3C Patent Policy Draft

Dear Sirs,

As a programmer, I absolutely and totally opposed the 
option of allowing RAND patents to be part of W3 standards. 

I will not knowingly support any "standard" which involves 
a patented technology. 

The Internet and the Web succeeded because anyone could 
contribute and did. Patents are inherently contrary to 
such openness.

W3C  history will definitely be negated, and I believe
their future void, should the proposed policy be approved
and deployed.


Ferdinando Gallo

Pisa - Italy

Received on Sunday, 30 September 2001 15:25:15 UTC