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Re: Developing free standards (Was: Re: Answers to your questions about W3C patent policy)

On 2003.01.01 15:32 H. S. Teoh wrote:
On Wed, Jan 01, 2003 at 01:05:00PM +1100, Francis Whittle wrote:
> Unfortunately this seems to be the place where free software ideals
> fall down; standards and patents.  A lot of standards out there are
> patented; and the creates an environment the opensource community
> doesn't stand a chance in, in terms of interoperability with
> proprietary products.

This brings to mind the infamous Halloween Documents. Decommoditizing
protocols. *shudder*


Of course, I hope all this will turn out to be *not* the case. But it
wiser to plan for the worst than to hope we can ignore it out of

Sorry, were you meaning to spit back out exactly what I meant but using slightly different language (mostly ordering), or did that happen by accident?

Oh well...  You did outline a few more issues, though.


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