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Re: [xml-dev] [Fwd: W3C ridiculous new policy on patents]
- From: "Simon St.Laurent" <email@example.com>
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2001 12:17:53 -0400
On Mon, 2001-10-01 at 12:00, David Brownell wrote:
> I think a lot of us were surprised to see this proposal get
> so far along without getting noticed. There's something
> about what W3C did (and plans to do) with respect to
> this proposal which doesn't smell right.
It doesn't seem likely to smell good to developers distributing their
code for free, certainly.
I'm not sure if it's:
a) time to leave the US for less patent-friendly places
b) time to ignore W3C work entirely as I won't be able to implement it
I guess vendor consortia will inevitably serve the interests of vendors.
"Every day, in every way, I'm getting better and better." - Emile Coue