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Fwd: [OFL-discuss] OSDL DTL Tech Board: Fonts & Linux (Thu, Aug 31)

It would be good to have Debian font folks in on this. I know this
mail has also been sent to Dejavu list [1] so you may already know
about it. Maybe we can come up with something to do at the 'fonts
workshop' at Extremadura to do with this.


[1] http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_id=30376925&forum_id=40874

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Bastian, Waldo
Date: 29-Aug-2006 16:23
Subject: [OFL-discuss] OSDL DTL Tech Board: Fonts & Linux (Thu, Aug 31)

The OSDL DTL Technical Board is organizing a number of conference calls
on topics that, the tech board believes, are affecting Desktop Linux
adoption. This week's agenda topic is dedicated to Font support on

OSDL DTL organized the second OSDL Desktop Architects Meeting (DAM)
earlier this year and the availability and support of high quality fonts
in emerging markets (e.g. Asia) as well as document fidelity between
different Linux distributions were identified as font-related issues
that could be improved.

We hereby want to invite interested people to this weeks DTL Tech Board
Call to talk about current efforts around fonts, licensing, etc.

Goal for the call is to improve the understanding of font issues as they
exist in current generation Linux Desktop systems, inform people about
current initiatives related to fonts and, if possible, mobilize
individual contributors, OSDL and other corporate resources to help
these efforts along.

Call info
Thursday, 31 August 2006, 08:00am Pacific, 11:00am Eastern, 17:00 Paris
Tollfree (US): 1-800-211-0633
Toll: 1-719-867-0485
Passcode: 942698

8:05 Introductions
8:15 Overview of known font-related issues
8:30 Efforts underway that people should know about
8:45 Call-to-action: What can participants do to improve the situation
(individual level / corporate level)

Background info

Waldo Bastian
Linux Client Architect - Client Linux Foundation Technology
Channel Platform Solutions Group
Intel Corporation - http://www.intel.com/opensource
OSDL DTL Tech Board Chairman

A: No.
Q: Should I include quotations after my reply?
A. Because it breaks the logical sequence of discussion
Q. Why is top posting bad?

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