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Re: [xml-dev] Let's get real on W3C XForms 1.0 (why it stinks, to day)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ann Navarro" <ann@webgeek.com>

> At 12:09 PM 10/5/2001 -0700, Don Park wrote:
> >Assuming I have your vote for Lord High Dictator of the W3C position <g>,
> >propose that W3C adopt a patent policy that basically states "W3C and all
> >its members will:
> >
> >1) do their best to ensure against patent fringement in our specs
> >2) disclose patents affecting any W3C activities or forfeit profit from
> >3) will challenge legally any patent disputes that may arise after
> >recommendation
> >4) will deprecate recommendations if patent challenge fails
> >
> >I think such a policy will provide reasonable level of protection against
> >patents in standards.
> Unfortunately, that's really what they have now, and it clearly hasn't

If it *clearly*  hasn't worked, may I ask for some example?

What are *partuclar* problems that  W3C has,  bulding
the web on open source stuff,  playing by these principles?