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.

#5 Well written

by cyd

Wednesday October 10th, 2001 5:57 PM

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The response makes a much better argument than the others I've read, presumably because the members had the time to create a quality document. (Responses from many other "leading lights" were understandably rushed, in an attempt to make the record before the initial deadline.) It's obviously very well-researched. My thanks go out to the authors.

Let's hope the W3C does the correct thing.