Against RAND proposal


As an active Internet developer, I would like to add my voice to the
weight of responses you must be getting against the RAND proposal by
now.  By allowing patent-encumbered technology to be included in W3C
standards, you would create a legal minefield for web developers,
harm the free market and damage the W3C's credibility.

Please do not adopt this proposal.  Recommendations requiring RAND
licensing in supposedly vendor-neutral standards are unacceptable.

MJ Ray                                       Email:
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Received on Sunday, 30 September 2001 18:44:41 UTC