Comments re:

I'm very concerned about the move by W3C toward developing and promoting standards involving patents and royalties.

W3C has successfully driven and guided key technologies that have resulted in the phenomenal growth of the World Wide Web.

What would the affect have been in the past 6 years if those technologies had involved patents and royalties?  I doubt that we would be farther along than we are, and I think it likely that we would not have made nearly the progress we have made.

Changing the W3C's "rules of engagement" is a bad thing.

The responses I've seen on the web are largely against this policy change, and I agree with most of the comments I've seen in this regard.

Scott Hansohn

Received on Sunday, 30 September 2001 15:46:55 UTC