Re: Please Help Pass W3C Patent Policy
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On 2002.12.31 13:44 Bruce Perens wrote:
There's a long discussion below. I'm asking you to do something once
read that discussion: Please write to
and tell them something like this (please elaborate - everyone
Subject: Approve of draft policy - disapprove of software
I request that W3C approve the draft patent policy, because
compromise that protects the right of Open Source / Free
programmers to implement W3C standards.
I object to software patents, and support efforts to eliminate
at the legislative level.
I hope no-one just went forth and did this....
The current draft policy is available at
I implore that you all read it before doing anything like the above.
Do take into account everything disccused in the original mail, but
importantly make your own decision.
I'm not suggesting it's in any way wrong (I haven't read the draft
myself yet, and haven't made a decision), but it *is* important in a
democracy such as this that every man reads all the evidence before
making their desicion.
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