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RE: Fonts WG Charter feedback

From: Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2009 23:27:43 +0000
To: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: "www-font@w3.org" <www-font@w3.org>
Message-ID: <045A765940533D4CA4933A4A7E32597E020BEED5@TK5EX14MBXC111.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
Tab, sorry to not copy all the messages I'm responding to but just want to clarify what Ascender's proposal(s) are about. Nobody there - afaik - expects to be able to prevent piracy e.g. downloading their font, extracting it and using it for other purposes, putting it up on your website and doing the CORS setup work allowing others to link to it etc.

What they do want to achieve is a simple way of being able to say that you did it. You had to take that extra step to get that font or offer it for others to use; it doesn't really matter how trivial it is for you or me to work around their obfuscation but that we have to in the first place. As opposed to having nothing to do whatsoever with a raw file.

That is the gist of it. Does it help ? Feel free to shoot questions, comment, flame - publicly or privately - if it doesn't.

Received on Thursday, 2 July 2009 23:28:31 UTC

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