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  • Nikolaus, take a look at Amstelvar to how the game has changed
  • Adam kindly you are the one who is deeply mistaken. For a start, copyright licenses are not contracts. But the important point is that you didn't read what I wrote. I am not talking about a single rights holder. I am talking about 2 rights holders w…
  • Frank, I am curious when you say the price will be low, when dtl has priced at the upper end of the marketplace. Could you provide some insight into the thinking behind these 2 different price strategies? 
  • Jeremy, please take a close look at Amstelvar. I'm happy to walk you through it on a Google Hangout sometime
  • Given the launch events/activity, it seems to me when multinational companies like Canonical or Nokia or Sony pay MT or DaMa or whoever to make big multi script families, it's the biggest ticket deals around. 
  • If we ask various people to do an experiment where they express their emotional reactions to some stories with colors, similar emotions may have similar colors for some people and different colors for others; and the color choices can't be extrapola…
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_reading
  • I was just waiting for the VF polyfill Awesome with Devon!!
  • Andrew Johnson said: From a design tool standpoint more information is helpful. 100% agree. A more complex and intensive level of spec work that goes beyond 1 or 2 flags seems inevitable...   A long time ago, I had suggested to D Epar Ted…
  • D Epar Ted said: Axis should only be exposed in "advanced" UI. None yet... Shouldn't that be, all the slides except those in the other 2 groups? Laurence Penney said: I’ve become unenthusiastic about the "UI suppression" flag. I believe it’s…
  • I'm curious, what do you mean by taxes? Is this because the distributors are US companies and make a IRS withholding tax? 
  • John Hudson said: Laurence said: it’s probably a bad idea to show unregistered axes at all I don't like the idea that axes need to be registered in order to show up in UIs, which is what this implies. I think it is very important to show som…
  • John Hudson said: Dave: I also do not think that a default should be for all registered axes to be displayed to users; since the purpose of registration is interoperability, nothing more. I may have missed something, but my understanding is …
  • Peter Constable said: Re more detailed metadata, I think it's way to early to be guessing at what the best future UI affordances for axes may be. Sure I think it's maybe fine for folks like say Lawrence Penney to keep a database of this…
  • I'm sorry if I misunderstood, but, isn't that moving the goalposts? I thought you were recommending non copyleft over copyleft... Are you saying that it's irrelevant what the restrictions are, what counts is whatever maximizes revenue? So as the N…
  • JoyceKetterer said: I'd recommend being very careful to keep licensing and work separate - both in terms of invoice (separating each line item) and paperwork.  Abraham Lee said: Thanks, @JoyceKetterer, for your response! I'm …
  • maybe it represents an added value that the Nth party should be able to exploit Yet, in the Slabo project, when faced with a choice between OFL or Apache, you chose OFL... Will you release that under Apache, so I can add value and exploit it?
  • This means today, and forever, every undefined axis will show in UIs, and will likely lead to applications making their own decisions I began with the assumption that this is a reasonable default, but after talking to graphic designers, I think …
  • John Hudson said: Dave: So if your intent is to gift something to humanity, to make it available to everyone, which seems to me the actual urge behind an attempt to put something in the public domain, then the ofl and licenses like it keep th…
  • Personal opinion, not legal advice: John, you are raising a point that I was only referencing by implication, so I want to thank you for that. My view is that in the eu and many other places, unlike the us, and as Khaled had said, you can't put som…
  • (This is not legal advice, nor the view of my employer, but merely my own personal chat on this forum.) Adam, first, cc0 and ofl are not opposite of each other at all, their joint opposite is restricted licenses. It's naughty of you to conflate up …
  • I've overseen the kind of upgrade Joyce describes and used "Family two" and "Family 2" depending on what felt right for the face. Pondering it now... since numbers are sometimes used for grades perhaps "Family v2" would be best generally. For me, Ju…
  • Copyleft keeps things in the public domain, so it's a great choice if that's your intent
  •   Thomas Phinney said: Or, offer the font under the user's choice of several highly permissive licenses. That's also not a good idea imho, because if the OFL is one of them, it prohibits redistribution by downstream people "under any other l…
  • None of the cc licenses, including cc zero, are good for fonts. All except cc zero have attribution terms which may require eg a business card to have attribution text about the typeface. Cc zero says you can't assert any other rights in the work, e…
  • If you are not able to come to terms, you could tell them to pick a libre font
  • You can also write a python script to edit 'name' tables with the fontTools python library directly (which ttx and the XML format is a kind of mirror image of   Some examples: https://github.com/googlefonts/fontbakery/blob/master/fontbakery-check-…
  • David, could you be explicit about which decisions? How is Latin lowercase handling broken?
  • The requirements are that the venue sponsor the event such that there isn't a rental fee, and they have a projector, wifi, printer, and desk space for 10-30 students