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RE: [xml-dev] More patent funnies!

Do vendors get to choose the best interests of the vendor(s)? 

The notion is that they have the right to choose 
that and that non-W3C members don't have the 
right to choose for them.  If the patent policy 
requires them to choose, then neither you nor 
I nor anyone here can say that is not a consensus. 
You may not like the outcome of a vote, but a vote 
it would be.


-----Original Message-----
From: David Brownell [mailto:david-b@pacbell.net]

Nicely put!  Also, something can't be "vendor neutral" when
it promotes the interest of one vendor (a patent-holder) over
another, or one class of vendors (closed-source) over another
(free software or open source); neither can such outcomes be
part of an "industry consensus".

Saying that this is stuff W3C should NOT promote doesn't mean
that it can't be promoted in other circles.