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Re: Fonts WG Charter feedback

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2009 10:25:42 +1200
Message-ID: <11e306600907011525k1bb031d3h73a87c4c1f0995b6@mail.gmail.com>
To: Thomas Lord <lord@emf.net>
Cc: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>, HÃ¥kon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, "www-font@w3.org" <www-font@w3.org>
You're proposing to introduce a new wrapper format that includes license
information. But we can already include whatever license data is required
directly in the font file, without breaking compatibility with existing code
that processes those files. So your proposal introduces no new capabilities
and reduces interoperability. It's just as much a "gratuitous breaking of
interoperability" as Ascender's. In fact it's worse since it introduces a
whole new format that will have to be parsed.

Honestly, I think you're muddying the waters while the rest of us are making
progress here.

Rob
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the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are
healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his
own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all." [Isaiah
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