"It is a mistake to allow the use of patented
technology in standards.
The point of a standards body should be to share work and come
to a consensus for the betterment of the industry. Complex issues
concerning patenting of technology should be considered after
mature standards are achieved. At the very least, any decisions
should be considered case by case.
Furthermore, charging for the use of patented technology
components (such as software, designs and business processes) opens
the door to the following costly, complex and time-consuming
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