October 11, 2001

Mozilla organization opposes w3C (RAND) patent policy proposal

Author: JT Smith

Simply put, we feel that the proposed changes in the way
that the W3C operates threaten the organization that we
have turned to in the past as the arbiter of standards
for the Web. The W3C is a resource for those groups who
want to create a standard that will allow multiple
implementations to interoperate. With the addition of
patents into that mix, the standard's merit is no longer
the important factor in determining how that standard is
used and who can use it." So reads a portion of the Mozilla.org response to the w3C's ongoing patent controversy. Read the brief at MozillaQuest.
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