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RE: Fonts WG Charter feedback

From: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2009 20:56:06 +0000
To: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
CC: HÃ¥kon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>, "www-font@w3.org" <www-font@w3.org>
Message-ID: <61027177C88032458A7862054B3C62580598B1@TK5EX14MBXW652.wingroup.windeploy.ntdev.microsoft.com>
Tab Atkins Jr. [mailto:jackalmage@gmail.com] wrote:
>> In other words, demand would rise for fonts
>> with fewer restrictions and supply would
>> follow, diminishing the pricing power of
>> vendors of restricted-license fonts.
>
>That will happen or not regardless of the webfont format chosen.

I certainly agree that no matter what, you'll see more fonts that clearly describe their licensing and restrictions.

>*No* proposal floated in this group pays the slightest bit of attention
>to distribution rights on the author's side.  They generally differ only
>on the degree of effort a website *viewer* has to expend to download a
>font they see on a website and use it on their computer.

Actually, I see it a little differently.  Accurately and clearly describing the licensing rights you have in the font makes a HUGE different to the author.
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