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Re: Fonts WG Charter feedback

From: Thomas Lord <lord@emf.net>
Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2009 16:46:00 -0700
To: Thomas Phinney <tphinney@cal.berkeley.edu>
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>, Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>, Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>, Sylvain Galineau <sylvaing@microsoft.com>, "www-font@w3.org" <www-font@w3.org>
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On Thu, 2009-07-02 at 16:14 -0700, Thomas Phinney wrote:
> > New entrants to the market, however, would have
> > stronger incentive to enter the market with
> > looser licensing.  That is my suspicion: that TTF/OTF
> > is being resisted in an attempt to exclude such
> > new entrants.

> LOL! That is the funniest thing I've heard all week.

Uh, in the same spirit, I guess I should say that I
therefore feel bad for your humor deprived lifestyle.

> Speaking as somebody who is still something of an "industry insider"
> but no longer has any financial interest in the health of type
> vendors, I can assure you that sure as heck isn't a motive. In fact, I
> doubt the idea even entered the head of a single person .

> Putting it another way: *why* would looser licensing create more
> market entrants? 

I did not say looser licensing would create more
market entrants.  I said that web interop using 
TTF/OTF would create a market for entrants who
use more permissive licenses.

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