[…] it appears that using GPL-licensed fonts in a document makes your document subject to the GPL. There are a lot of consequences here, such as internal corporate communications. It appears to make the use of GPL fonts undesirable in almost any document.
I disagree with this. Does using an open-source content management system make all content you put into it GPL as well? I think we need to draw the distinction between the content of something and the platform that manages it. If I use The Gimp to edit my vacation pictures, does that make them subject to the GPL as well?
This whole concept is a bad, bad thing for open-source, if only for the fact that there are a lot of people in Redmond and Lindon, Utah who dream about ammunition like this to discredit the open-source movement.
Darl McBride is going to be an awfully happy guy when he finds out this theory is floating around.