ACTION: W3C Considers Royalty-Bound Patents In Web Standards

From: Mike Linksvayer (
Date: Sun Sep 30 2001 - 15:51:01 MDT

The Word Wide Web Consortium[*] is considering allowing standards
restricted by "Reasonable And Non-Discriminatory" licenses. AFAICT
"reasonable" is never defined, and it's a slipperly slope anyway.
All the links and commentary you need:

Voice your displeasure today to:

* The W3C Tim "inventor of the web" Berners-Lee's organization,
  and is responsible for developing standards for the web's most
  basic infrastructure, most famously HTML, HTTP, and XML.

  Mike Linksvayer

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