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Re: CSS3 @font-face / EOT Fonts - new compromise proposal

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2008 21:56:12 +0000
Message-ID: <4918ADFC.5080702@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

Levantovsky, Vladimir wrote:

>     <VL>
>     This is exactly the point! The fact that the compression algorithm
>     is patent-protected makes no difference for any applications
>     (browsers, web tools, you name it) that implement W3C Recommendation
>     - it's been offered on W3C RF terms. OSes will never see compressed

It prevents the use of GPLed (V2, at least) code in those browsers, as
GPLed code must be licenced for all uses, not just for web browser use;
the only let out in GPL is that you can restrict distribution to
countries that don't enforce the patent royalties.

>     fonts - UA will decompress them and deliver to OS font engine as
>     regular OpenType fonts. However, if someone implements a standalone
David Woolley
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