No RAND in W3C standards

Larry Rosen writes that the W3C have released their last-call draft of their patent policy. This policy has removed the parts that permitted royalties to be charged to those implementing W3C specifications, and that’s a very good thing. Rosen goes on to say

The community now needs to be heard supporting this policy so that it is not undone during the public input and W3C Advisory Council phase. Address your comments to www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org.”

This is absolutely true; if we show support then the W3C will have it affirmed that there are people out there who care about more than patent royalties. They do a good job; show them you appreciate it. ——-

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