A feeling for IP, patents, and w3c

The w3c has been an important body for encouraging standardization of Internet protocals.  I've seen this effect in this and other industries, and I have a feeling that this movement for patents and royalties with w3c 
recommendations will undermine the w3's strength in the long term.   This will be highly detrimental to any society which depends on the Web, and it will likely spill over into the Internet at large.  I implore the W3C to 
reconsider this course.  Ten or fifteen years from now will be a dark age for communication if this continues.

Received on Wednesday, 24 October 2001 06:19:09 UTC