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RE: CSS3 @font-face / EOT Fonts - new compromise proposal

From: Thomas Phinney <tphinney@adobe.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 20:41:12 -0800
To: Gustavo Ferreira <gustavo.ferreira@hipertipo.net>, "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <6D096C8718FA4241B934489A5E1CE1420118D9D4A53E@nambx04.corp.adobe.com>

> >> this proposal by fontlab attemps to do so: http://www.eeulaa.org/
> >> open_type.html
> >
> > Which has its own issues, unfortunately.
> can you elaborate? :-)

Adobe's legal counsel would not want Adobe fonts to use the EEULAA as currently formulated. Essentially, it attempts to create a parallel "abstract" of the license terms. While this seems great in principle, the legal concern is that it would compete with the EULA (license), and that there should only be one license, else it will create confusion - possibly in the courts as well as in the minds of users.

At least, that's my layman's summary of what I heard. :/

Usual disclaimer: Of course, we don't mean for that to be legal advice for anyone else; up to each font vendor to decide if the EEULAA is a good thing for them.

If it weren't for that issue, I'd probably be quite enthusiastic about the EEULAA.


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