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Re: New work on fonts at W3C

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 17:01:23 -0400
Message-ID: <4A3FF123.80603@mit.edu>
To: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
CC: www-style@w3.org
Aryeh Gregor wrote:
>> IANAL and I don't officially speak for
>> Mozilla on this, but I believe what "they" (we?) have said is that for us to
>> ship a patented format it must at a minimum be possible for others to then
>> redistribute our code without having to renegotiate the patent license.
> 
> But not modify it?

Er, and modify, of course.  That is, that we do not want to be placing 
any restrictions on use of the code other than the ones our existing 
copyright licenses place.

> Which Monotype is apparently willing to do, so I don't think it's an
> issue at this point anyway.

That's what things were sounding like to me, yes.  But again, IANAL, and 
certainly not a patent lawyer.

-Boris
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