[MPEG-OTSPEC] Removal of the CFF and CF2 from OFF standard

David Singer singer at apple.com
Fri Oct 9 17:07:28 CEST 2020

> On 9Oct, 2020, at 0:38 , Caleb Maclennan <caleb at alerque.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 9, 2020 at 3:11 AM John Hudson <john at tiro.ca> wrote:
>> Q. If an implementation spec is developed in an open process, using
>> appropriate collaborative tools and with a public and editable draft,
>> and then submitted to ISO for standardisation, who then owns the content
>> and can the draft in its current state continue to be public and provide
>> the basis for subsequent development independent of the OFF text?
> John et all, this is just a bit related to this issue on the
> MPEGGroup/OpenFontFormat repository on GitHub. I think
> the question has been answered both here and there that in
> addition to licensing and patent release to ISO‌ the original
> authors of such a spec retain the copyright for their own use
> as they see fit. Work started from scratch in the open with an
> an appropriate license will make an easy basis to use in
> subsequent development cycles. Other work will not.

your problem comes when there are changes proposed and accepted through the ISO process of international review. the external copy doesn’t have the rights to fold those in.

> Hence my request to explicitly mark contributions to to that
> repository in such a way that they can be used both for ISO
> submissions and re-used later as the basis of further work
> whether in the same venue or elsewhere.
> https://github.com/MPEGGroup/OpenFontFormat/issues/21
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Dave Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple

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