[OpenFontLibrary] Should we offer EOT fonts (hosted from out the USA?)
Liam R E Quin
liam at holoweb.net
Sat May 16 14:00:22 PDT 2009
On Sat, 2009-05-16 at 20:22 +0100, Dave Crossland wrote:
> The last thing I want is Microsoft, Bitstream or Monotype - known EOT
> patent holders - suing anyone involved in the Open Font Library for
> patent infringement.
Despite popular television programmes :) in fact what happens first is
you generally get a cease-and-desist letter. There's no point suing
people who have no money, as taking people to court is expensive.
And in that case you'd either stop, or ask for permission.
It's not clear to me you'd be violating any patent rights here though.
An alternative is to ask for permission, and since Microsoft and
the Agfa-Monotype-Linotype-ITC-Letraset-Conglomeration Inc both
want to promote the use of EOT, they are actually likely to
say yes, i'd say.
Liam Quin - XML Activity Lead, W3C, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/
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