Microsoft hurts the world (again)

Microsoft admits that they removed the Web fonts (Verdana, Georgia, etc) solely to hurt Linux and the open source community: The timing of Microsoft’s decision was made independent of the trade show, the Microsoft spokesman said. “First off, the timing is in no way related to Linux World. Although the EULA did not restrict the fonts to just Windows and Mac OS they were only ever available as Windows .exe’s and Mac archive files. Having said that we acknowledge that the fonts have been used by members of the open source community, and this move will mean that they will have to find different sources for updated fonts. Although there is no significant open-source font development effort currently underway there are various freeware and commercial alternatives to our Web fonts.”

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