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W3C Want To Keep The Web Royalty Free

What about all those freely given patents?

     
4:48 pm on May 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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In a statement, the consortium said that the W3C Patent Policy is designed to reduce the threat that key components of Web infrastructure may be covered by patents which block further development.

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5:58 pm on May 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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It's a good gesture, but I wonder how much difference it will really make...