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Craig Saila

May 21, 2003 at 3:53 PM

Tim Berners-Lee has decided that the “proposed Royalty-Free Patent Policy should become the Patent Policy for W3C.” His decision comes, not so coincidentally, on the tenth anniversary of “CERN’s decision to provide unencumbered access to the basic Web protocols and software.” The move should settle earlier concerns that the W3C was going to force developers to pay royalties in order to use its Web technologies. News.com has more analysis. [from mezzoblue]

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