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RE: [xml-dev] More patent funnies!
- From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: David Brownell <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com
- Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 08:44:07 -0500
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.
From: David Brownell [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
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.