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From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2010 11:38:58 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTik6amq1HvMdPaYkPB0S_hswUO84LwRFYiw7v8M4@mail.gmail.com>
To: Peter Bailey <PBailey@bna.com>
Cc: Christopher Slye <cslye@adobe.com>, "www-font@w3.org" <www-font@w3.org>
On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 10:29 AM, Peter Bailey <PBailey@bna.com> wrote:
>
> Thanks again. Well, this is a fascinating topic. I was hoping that WOFF would be secure enough so that nobody could actually do that, converting it back to a desktop format. I'm asking for my company. We're a publishing company and I think that it would be great if we had more power over fonts over the web. I have a favorite type designer up in NYC, but, I don't think they're open, yet, to enabling this technology. So, we're still limited as to what fonts we could even do this with.

Even *attempting* to do lockdown of that nature in an open format is
nearly impossible.  It requires encryption, which requires secrets,
which do not mesh with "open" very well, particularly when the
consumer of the format (browsers) are often "open" as well.

This was significantly discussed during the conversations before and
during the creation of WOFF, and was decided to be something we didn't
want to try and pursue.

~TJ
Received on Tuesday, 28 September 2010 18:39:52 UTC

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