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Re: [ft-devel] Digital signatures

From: Martin Hosken
Subject: Re: [ft-devel] Digital signatures
Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2005 11:56:07 +0700
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It will also mean a huge rush on technical support for both MS and its OEM
resellers ("my font does not work any more"), which in turn means a bunch of
big bucks, something that is definitively out of order.
Not to mention a lot of trials about enforcing monopolies, with the
consequence that the enforcement will not be effective in "unmanaged"
environment (read home/SOHO users, as opposed to big corporations, see
It also means having a non-MS signing tool. Has anyone actually managed to independently verify or sign a font. I've tried and failed at the most fundamental level of trying to get my md5 hash of a font agree with MSs.

Martin Hosken

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