Opposed To Patents In Web Standards

I recommend that the deadline for public comment for
W3C Patent Policy Framework (RAND) be extended so that
all parties impacted by this proposal have adequate
time to study the draft and formulate responses.
This proposal could:
* Weaken efforts to close the "Digital Divide"
* Threaten Open Source Software
* Erode trust in W3C and undermine its mission
I strongly oppose the inclusion of patents in Web
standards as proposed in the W3C Patent Policy
Framework. I believe this runs against Tim
Berners-Lee's vision of the World Wide Web.
I support the views expressed in:
W3C Patent Policy: Bad for the W3C, bad for business,
bad for users -- by Alan Cox

-- Abhijeet Chavan

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Received on Sunday, 30 September 2001 23:57:36 UTC