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Re: RE: New work on fonts at W3C

From: Dave Crossland <dave@lab6.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 22:51:27 +0100
Message-ID: <2285a9d20906221451s481879bn76585a37739c9f8a@mail.gmail.com>
To: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
2009/6/22 Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>:
> d.crossland@gmail.com [mailto:d.crossland@gmail.com] wrote:
>>Your assertion that users live happily with iTunes staggers belief. DVD
>> Jon's new company wouldn't get VC funding if that was the case, and then
>> there's the Apple vs France legal procedings.
>
> I don’t have the references for what you’re talking about,

http://www.doubletwist.com

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/5133754.stm

> but in general,
> I’d say “DRM” is not something I’m a particular fan of  - proper expression
> of licensing intent, and the unlocking of commercially-produced font
> licenses for use with web content, IS.

Are you saying that IE would implement a non-DRM web font format?

>> DRM isn't acceptable to a lot of people, and while Apple or Microsoft might
>> try it on in their little private fiefdoms, there is no place for DRM in
>> standards based development communities.
>
> I’d like to ask that we keep the discussion from falling into name-calling.

Please accept my apologies, I just mentioned Apple and Microsoft as
examples of companies with currently widespread DRM schemes, nothing
personal.
Received on Monday, 22 June 2009 21:52:24 GMT

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