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

From: Dave Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 15:54:16 -0800
To: www-style@w3.org
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At 14:31  +0200 13/11/08, Mikko Rantalainen wrote:
>What does "reasonably strong obfuscation mechanism" mean? If it means
>MTX compression that is licensed without field-of-use restrictions what
>does it really accomplish over plain gzip compression?

I think the point of something which is there explicitly to make the 
point that the object (font, in this case) is not freely 
re-distributable, is that, in removing it manually, you know you are 
circumventing the license, and doing something wrong.

It's like the garden gate on my garden.  It's not high, and not 
locked, but if you jump over it, or open it and walk through it, you 
know you are walking onto someone's property.

Gzip is a general compression utility, not designed to make this 
point.  But we don't know anything complex or patented, merely 
focused, to make it.
David Singer
Multimedia Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Thursday, 13 November 2008 23:55:44 UTC

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