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RE: [xml-dev] WWW /= W3C: Has W3C mission changed?

Put another way:  what would be the impact of withdrawing 
from the W3C to pursue patent litigation?  Can the membership 
contract extend past point of not being a member?  (shades 
of the american civil war...).


-----Original Message-----
From: Jonathan Borden [mailto:jborden@mediaone.net]

Consider this: suppose the W3C RAND policy goes through. What is to prevent
a company from changing its mind and asking for unreasonable and nonuniform

I submit that whatever might be used to enforce the RAND policy might also
be used to enforce a requirement to disclose pending patents. For example,
even though the patent holder may have a patent infringement claim, the
patent holder might be liable for breach of contract.

Of course this might all be entirely pointless except for what it says about
the mission of the W3C.