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Re: EOT & DMCA concerns

From: Chris Fynn <cfynn@gmx.net>
Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2009 04:50:26 +0600
Message-ID: <4A78BB32.705@gmx.net>
To: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
CC: www-font <www-font@w3.org>
Håkon Wium Lie wrote:


> This is a real concern. By accepting EOTL (and not EOTC) browser
> vendors accept to ship an inferior product. Microsoft marketing would
> quickly claim that only they "fully support EOT". Font vendors might
> give rebates to those who are willing to "protect" the fonts with root
> strings, at which point supporting non-IE browsers suddenly starts
> costing money. This is not a compelling scenario, and I don't think
> consensus around EOTx is possible.


Lets get real. This scenario you outline reads like fantasy. Are you 
looking for *any* excuse not to support something that has a trace of 
the Evil Empire on it?

- CF
Received on Tuesday, 4 August 2009 22:51:16 UTC

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