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The Register: We'll fork the Web to keep it Free - Perens

Oct 03, 2001, 21:30 (57 Talkback[s])
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"Free software developers are ready and willing to take up the challenge of creating open web standards, if the W3C implements royalty-bearing licenses.

So says open source leader Bruce Perens, in one of the first responses to our Q and A with the man steering the W3C's patent policy, Danny Weitzner, where the issue of a forked WWW was raised.

"They say RAND licenses are inevitable - well, that's a choice, you know," Perens told us."

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