MozillaZine Comments on W3C Patent Policy Proposal

Wednesday October 10th, 2001 today posted a response to the World Wide Web Consortium's Patent Policy Draft. Many in the open source community oppose the W3C's current proposal on patents, as they feel that it will allow corporations to control standards, rather than an independent W3C. You can also view the other responses, as well as post your own.

#2 Re: AOLTW involvement

by SmileyBen

Wednesday October 10th, 2001 7:52 AM

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It's worse than that: if someone comes up with a patent covering something that's *already* a standard, and RAND goes through, that will automatically be covered, and suddenly become non-free...