October 31, 2001

Berners Lee: WWW royalties harmful

Author: JT Smith

Reported at The Register: "WWW creator Tim Berners Lee has given his strongest hint yet that the W3C organization he created ought to shun the idea of accepting royalty-bearing patents as web standards. He also acknowledges that the move could lead to the fragmentation of the Web.

Berners Lee's comments were made in a presentation to the W3C's Patent Policy Working Group (PPWG) earlier this month, the minutes of which were finally published yesterday."

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