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Fair Compensation

I strongly disagree with the conclusion in the article "Software Prices Chase The Chips" (July 31/Aug. 7). The notion that software licensing fees will depend on the power of the machine running the software in effect puts software vendors in the business of taxing hardware. For example, if a business is running a product that costs $20,000 per processor on a machine with one processor, the purchase and installation of a second processor (which could cost less than $1,000) in order to improve performance could trigger a requirement to send the software vendor another $20,000.

This is wrong. Software vendors should be compensated for the value they provide, not for the work that other vendors do in motherboard and chip design and production.

Paul DeGroot
Licensing Analyst
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Double Duty For RFID

Most people don't check their baggage because of the airlines' truly miserable and longstanding record of mismanagement in this area ("Banned On Board: The Ripple Effect Of High-Tech Travel Restrictions," Aug. 16). It's time for the airlines to finally fix this problem. Properly bringing RFID technology to bear will fix their inability to manage baggage handling and will add a new, very effective layer of security.

Gene Thomas
Senior Consultant, Telecom Consult
Atlanta

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