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RE: Fonts WG Charter feedback

From: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2009 21:45:52 +0000
To: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>, HÃ¥kon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>, "www-font@w3.org" <www-font@w3.org>
Message-ID: <61027177C88032458A7862054B3C6258059993@TK5EX14MBXW652.wingroup.windeploy.ntdev.microsoft.com>
Tab Atkins Jr. [mailto:jackalmage@gmail.com] wrote:
>I'm not fully familiar with everything that EOT offers.  You're
>correct about the TTF embedding bit, though it is trivial to override
>and is in fact *necessary* to override in many cases as many
>completely free fonts nevertheless have the embed bit set by
>overzealous programs.

Not sure I understand the "necessary to override" comment, but...

>I believe I should amend my statement to say that none of the
>proposals floated on this list have placed "limiting the author" as a
>priority in any way.  If any limitations have been requested, it is on
>the website viewers.  Author limitations haven't come up once in any
>of the many, many messages that have been sent on this topic, to the
>best of my memory.
>So, the effect of licensing terms on page authors is still apparently
>orthogonal to discussion of an interoperable webfont format.

I still don't understand, because I think what the license enables page authors to do with fonts is precisely what the discussion of an interoperable webfont format is about.  Sorry to be dense.
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