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RE: Fonts WG Charter feedback

From: Thomas Lord <lord@emf.net>
Date: Thu, 02 Jul 2009 17:12:16 -0700
To: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>
Cc: Thomas Phinney <tphinney@cal.berkeley.edu>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.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 23:53 +0000, Chris Wilson wrote:
> Thomas Lord [mailto:lord@emf.net] wrote:
> >I said that web interop using
> >TTF/OTF would create a market for entrants who
> >use more permissive licenses.
> How about we create a market that encourages entrants, whether they want their TTFs copied or not?

With the combination of requiring TTF/OTF and requiring
some novel format.

Now, there are additional constraints.  If the process
is to be legitimate, in my view, the novel format must
contribute some significant value to web standards
above and beyond mere novelty.  Hence, my general, 
simple, extensible wrapper proposal which I would have
thought, before the latest round of "tensions", you
folks at MSFT might have embraced saying "Now, there's
a clever idea we can get behind!"

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