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Re: Fonts WG Charter feedback

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2009 14:14:14 +0200
Message-ID: <19021.62998.9906.725451@opera.com>
To: Thomas Phinney <tphinney@cal.berkeley.edu>
Cc: (wrong string) åkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, Thomas Lord <lord@emf.net>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>, Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>, Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>, "www-font@w3.org" <www-font@w3.org>
Also sprach Thomas Phinney:

 > > > There is a lot of talk to the effect that concerns TTF/OTF support
 > > > will lead to "accidental piracy" are the main motivation for
 > > > resistance to TTF/OTF. I am beginning to believe that that is not
 > > > really the motivation but, rather, exclusion by incumbents against
 > > > potential competitors is the driver.
 > >
 > > I support your analysis.
 > Well, that "analysis" is simply wrong. Not to mention offensive, as it
 > requires the assumption that all the font vendors who have discussed
 > the issue are lying.

I dont't think so. For one, there are two relevant markets: fonts and
browsers. You seem to only to consider the font market?

              Håkon Wium Lie                          CTO °þe®ª
howcome@opera.com                  http://people.opera.com/howcome
Received on Friday, 3 July 2009 12:15:47 UTC

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