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Advogato: Free Software Representatives Join W3C Patent Policy Board

Oct 13, 2001, 18:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Perens)

[ Thanks to Mikael Pawlo for this link. ]

Bruce Perens reports on Advogato: "I have accepted a position on the W3C Patent Policy Board. Eben Moglen of FSF was also offered one, and I think he's accepted." [And that's all he has to say on the matter at the moment. -ed. ]

The above, as it appears on Advogato.

Thanks also to Leo, who sent this link to a statement from Danny Weitzner, Chair of the W3C Patent Policy Working Group:

"First, thank you for taking the time to express your concern about this issue. We have received many substantive and constructive comments. These comments will, I am certain, make significant contributions to the final policy that W3C adopts.

Second, here's some information about how the process of developing this policy will proceed in light of your input and how you can continue to be involved. We are modifying the Patent Policy WG process to improve communication between the open source and independent developer community and W3C:

+Open Source experts invited to join the Working Group: Eben Moglen (General Counsel, Free Software Foundation) [1] and Bruce Perens (Co-Founder of the Open Source Initiative) [2] are joining the Patent Policy Working Group as 'invited experts.' They will participate equally with the W3C Members in the group and will share completely in the decision-making and consensus-building process. I welcome both their expertise, as well their ability to promote dialogue with the Web and Open Source communities."

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