30 Sep 2001 ignatz   » (Journeyer)

Just sent this email because of the story on ./ about the w3c allowing patents in their standards:

From: "Christopher Baker" 
Subject: Royalty-Bound Patents 
To: www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org 

I am very disturbed to learn about your groups intentions of having "standards" that include patents. The fact that this has been placed on a fast track only enforces my worst fears.

I fully support the comments of Alan Cox: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-patentpolicy- comment/2001Sep/0131.html

This action will in effect turn your organization, which up till today I had the greatest respect, into nothing more than rubber stamp shills for large corporate interests.

RIP W3C.

Christopher Baker

===== Christopher R. Baker Tune Smith / Programmer http://cbaker.org/ http://rememberjosie.org/carols/

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