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  • @Rodrigo Saiani  I'd be happy to discuss the Darden Studio model with you.   Certainly the intent is to permit exactly what you're describing.  If we're missing some need please let me know so I can look into it. The purpose of our distribution lic…
  • I was trying to be cute with the subject of this thread but I may have sounded like I'm asking for something more specific than I intended.  My hope is to survey people who are responsible on the buy side for software license compliance.  People wit…
  • also @Stuart Sandler and @Thierry Blancpain  @David Berlow  and @Ethan Dunham on a hunch
  • James Montalbano @Chris Lozos @Dave Crossland @Thomas Phinney and @Karl Stange  - based on an earlier thread I think you might have some names for me.  Some of you might even be a good person to participate in the survey.  If so please let me know i…
  • Ug.  This is one of those things that keeps me up at night.  You all know that my big thing is simple intuitive licensing and that I am always trying to reduce customer confusion.  But you may also have noticed our licensing is CPU based...   I agr…
  • Just some thoughts from someone who overshow a redesign last year and a microsite this year: When we did our redesign our mantra was "it's a website, not a magazine." (a little less so with the microsite). It was very helpful and not easy to stay t…
  • Hey all - this will be more useful if people state why they admire the site.
  • @Ray Larabie I think we need to clarify that logo use is not "integral" as outlined in section 1d.  We thought that by saying that logo use is permitted it's clear that governs over any other clause but you're the second person to not understand tha…
  • then you answered your own question.
  • @Adam Jagosz I don't hate Hrant.  We're friends.  That said, I do tend to shut off my brain when he talks about this topic.  I stand corrected.  I think Hrant has caught a drafting error.  I will make sure to do something about it quickly.
  • @Hrant H. Papazian. I'm not going to engage on your bugaboo.  You're just inventing a question so you can polish your sword stump.  Modifying isn't allowed and that's clear.  Clients have plenty of other reasons to license a font 
  • @Kent Lew I'm not endorsing releasing in December.  Just not saying it's as bad as August.  Probably I'm still feeling burned from 5 other releases the same week as Halyard.  We got only a day of buz.  From where I sit a slower week even in a less d…
  • @Kent Lew  you make a strong point but I hesitate to lump December in with summer.  The thing about December is that we do always see a jump in traffic in the first half because there are definitely companies that are closing out the fiscal year and…
  • @Hrant H. Papazian that's not what I was trying to convey.    Timing is definitely something to think about, as I said in my first post.  It's just not like you can release on black Friday and get a lot of sales by Christmas - at least in my experi…
  • @George Thomas I think that when you talk about a "software" account you're talking about an expense line item.  Fonts can be an expense (if it is for a marketing campaign) but as often as not it's a capital expense (branding) and that tends to be t…
  • @AbrahamLee When you're talking about a company of any size, fonts are not an impulse buy.  A branding change is a very big deal, undertaken after a long slow deliberation and requiring a great deal of effort to implement.  This is why the conventio…
  • I tend to think the important variable is where your customers are.  For folks like us who have a global customer base with the largest block (but still under 50%) in the US it's January.   This is because the ideal is to have a few uninterrupted m…
  • If I get three or more folks who've taken the workshop before I can split you off into a more advanced group with a different task.  
  • @Max Phillips  I just realized I never got back to you about that other EULA.  So sorry! Will you be at typecon this year?  We could discuss it then
  • @Adam Ladd  exactly.  To do it this way you have a minimum of two line items but you really can have as many as make it easy to read for the client.  You could have one for each type of licensing.  You can have one for the exclusivity period or for …
  • I like the idea of separating the cost of making the font from the cost of licensing it (which could mean assignment of rights or not).  If you did it this way, you would have at least two line items to your price.  I'm sure there are other ways of …
  • @James Puckett  You're correct, of course, about complexity being something to avoid but you're wrong about what constitutes complexity.  You're also probably wrong about what keeps people from reading EULAs.   People don't read EULAs because they …
  • We require that credit be given to us if credit is being given generally.  I have no idea if that would actually be enforceable in a court.  It's hard to imagine a situation where there could be any consequence for failing to give us credit other th…
  • @peggo (Pedro González)  I'm glad I could help.  
  • @peggo (Pedro González)   - I run an independent foundry and I can tell you that driving font sales requires a great deal of costly effort.  Saying "sales is sales" is like the web developer who says "fonts are fonts" and chooses to use a system fo…
  • Ooops.... sorry.  I thought I had replied to this.  Yes, Dave is right.  And, thank you Dave for chiming in.
  • I can't.  But if you have questions I'll try to answer them
  • I'd recommend being very careful to keep licensing and work separate - both in terms of invoice (separating each line item) and paperwork.  This helps prevent confusion on the part of the client when they, inevitably, miss remember the agreement and…