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Just equivalence between input and output, before and after compression.
Lanier's radical idea of micropayments is nothing new
In computer software, that usually means the input and output produce identical checksums. WOFF2 and EOT won't do that.
Had Google started a type department, perhaps they would have created jobs for a dozen or so people, about the same number who work full-time in Adobe's type department.
Do you think the net effect would have been better or worse than the current model? It would have been better for the dozen, for sure. Do you think any dozen contributors to the current model of Google Fonts will ever benefit as much? I highly doubt it.
Do you degrudge working freelance..?
But as OFL fonts become more useful (ie bigger, with more features and larger character sets) [...]
Isn't that the differfence between functional equivalence and true (round trip) equivalance?
I hear that in the three years from 1974 to 1977 Elvis spent more money on gold plated toilets than The Clash and The Rolling Stones combined! ;-)
"The access of the user is tracked with at least the header data of the connection requests sent be. These then are also cookies from the Google domain."
What about the confirmation of the suspicion that all of Google's services are partly data-mining operations
I.E. if you were to want more data about sites, from the fonts, and the way they are used, how would you proceed?