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Re: Fonts WG Charter feedback

From: John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>
Date: Fri, 03 Jul 2009 16:37:51 -0700
Message-ID: <4A4E964F.1010704@tiro.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: Thomas Phinney <tphinney@cal.berkeley.edu>, Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>, HÃ¥kon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, Thomas Lord <lord@emf.net>, Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>, Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>, "www-font@w3.org" <www-font@w3.org>
Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:

> Fonts, on the other hand, cost $0 to reproduce.  Any price you charge
> will recoup the price of a copy.  (The fixed costs of creating the
> font are a different matter, but they have nothing to do with
> reproduction of the font file.)
....
> Anytime someone big gives up a niche, there are ten
> others who will gleefully fill it in now that there's no competition.

Only if they see a way to (at least) recoup the cost of 'the fixed costs 
of creating the font', plus ongoing support, etc.

JH
Received on Sunday, 5 July 2009 20:43:12 GMT

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