Open Source and Free Software representatives oppose
Posted Jul 9, 2002 23:28 UTC (Tue) by BrucePerens (guest, #2510)
"Dark Cloud over the W3C" - show your opposition
Posted Jul 10, 2002 3:16 UTC (Wed) by DeletedUser2512 ((unknown), #2512)
Posted Jul 10, 2002 4:45 UTC (Wed) by tompoe (guest, #9)
The W3 is a standards-making body. It is not a Cartel, promulgating worldwide standards. The line is clear, and the line is bright. You lose your job, if the sponsors withdraw their support. Face it. The time has come to look down and see the line in the sand. What are they going to do in response? Hire other lackies. A shame it's come to this.
Draw the line, Bruce. We'll support you all the way to the unemployment office. If I had money, I'd pay your salaries, no questions asked. But, only on condition you remove corporate sponsors after the first strike. They participate, until they claim a patent. If they don't do it within the agreed upon timeframe that permits the group to destroy the work done, and start from scratch, they waive their rights to any future patent claims. If they don't do their homework up front, and announce their patents entering the start of work, they waive their rights. This is easy, Bruce. Set the policy retroactive to 1990. The RIAA through CARP likes that. The CTEA likes that. H%$^, they went all the way back to 1922. What's wrong with you folks? You don't like retroactive, get off the pot crap?END OF RANTTom PoeReno, NV
Posted Jul 11, 2002 17:53 UTC (Thu) by BrucePerens (guest, #2510)
I pretty much agree with your sentiments, but if I were to state them that way, or run rough-shod in general with their internal rules, they wouldn't invite me to be on their committee and I would have less chance to influence them to do the right thing. I did get Larry Rosen of OSI on that committee as well, and Eben Moglen of FSF is there, too. We are all flying to Paris to meet with the rest of the W3C patent policy board next week. The fact that I am taking a entire weekend and much of a week away from my two-year-old indicates how seriously I take this.
There will be at least two more rounds of W3C patent policy draft release with calls for comments. If it turns out that the next draft is not acceptable, I will issue the "call to arms".
Posted Jul 11, 2002 18:06 UTC (Thu) by BrucePerens (guest, #2510)
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