From: Philippe Verdy (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Dec 03 2004 - 20:48:19 CST
From: "Peter Constable" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Why would you think the creation of this site might suggest that
> Microsoft is selling off its IP in relation to OpenType to Monotype? If
> Motorola created a site www.pentium4.org, would you jump to the
> conclusion that they were selling off that IP?
What alarmed me is that this domain was previously referencing Microsoft's
Also the fact that MonoType was sold by Agfa, with his name changed.
Also the fact that Microsoft's presentation of OpenType (previously TrueType
Open, previously TrueType) has removed the reference to Apple's
contributions in TrueType, leaving only Microsoft as the owner of the
trademark and technology, also partly attributed to Adobe).
With Apple now supporting other layout tables, that are not referenced in
the Microsoft documentations for OpenType, this really suggested me a branch
split after disagreement (also increased by the new status of Monotype).
What is strange also is that the www.opentype.org web site is a page whose
title refers to "Arial Unicode MS". Isn't it a Microsoft font? These things
all combined are very intrigating.
Is there a way outside OpenType for other system vendors than Microsoft and
Apple? This standard loks more and more proprietary...
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