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

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 11:46:36 +1300
Message-ID: <11e306600811101446w7cf7551x63e041ad8dd2632c@mail.gmail.com>
To: "David Woolley" <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Cc: www-style@w3.org
On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 10:56 AM, David Woolley
<forums@david-woolley.me.uk>wrote:

>
> 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.
>

This is correct. We (Mozilla) could not accept field-of-use restrictions.

Rob
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