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  • 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…
  • @Simon Cozens  That would be great.  What would be even greater is if font managers maintained a central database into which designers could save out fonts with version tracking so that we could push updates through the manager.  But first font mana…
  • @Mark Simonson It does save a character,  probably no reason not to.  
  • These are all really great ideas.  I'm going to respond one by one @SiDaniels It's not so much a question of whether this is an upgrade to something like a Pro (which you could argue it is because of the expanded language support) as the precedent …
  • @SiDaniels  This is interesting to me.  We're planning on releasing a new retail version of our Jubilat that will have three serious changes: 1.  Changed vertical metrics so the descenders don't get cut off in versions of word processing software t…
  • I'd be very reluctant to agree to this.   One, pricing for add-on licensing is rarely done in a vacuum.  Foundries price web embedding, just to take one, based on as assessment of the use (usually traffic) as applied to pricing tiers.  So, the only…
  • As a business side person I need to build my schedule around client need.  Yes, I have my own projects and I'm involved on internal projects but the key scheduling factor is when I will be needed for technical, sales and licensing support by clients…
  • Also, to reply directly @Bhikkhu Pesala 's comment: I think it is super important to guard the name of our font as associated with the retail build.  Fonts get around, even those that are not top sellers, and we want to make certain that there is n…
  • Dan Reynolds said: +1 for Nameoffont_Nameofclient (with a space or underscore, etc.). I’ve been told by a lawyer for a company I used to work woth that, if Nameoffont is a registered trademark, then putting anything new before Nameoffont weake…
  • We always always use the same convention.  Nameoffont_Nameofclient.  We do not let the client specify what they want.  We have a protocol we follow so we don't have future problems.  I've never had a client complain about it. This is good both for t…
  • You know me, I'm all about simplicity of message.  As the initial message, we tell the client that there's a fixed price per style but that we can add discounts if they request a lot of styles.  As the process goes on we are essentially pricing by t…
  • we've seen a decrease in the same period (not as big but still noticeable).  I had thought it was because our biggest seller has been around a while and was losing steam but perhaps it's simply industry wide?  Are other indie foundries seeing the sa…
  • @Ethan Dunham I agree.  I've always suspected that the huge increase in sales for DM was because the launch of the testing license endeavor was their first serious foray in the marketing of the retail arm of the company.  But others (I forget who) h…
  • @Ethan Dunham - this is really interesting especially given that Dalton Maag and others have reported an increase in sales by multiples.  I wonder if the difference is that they offer a complete but renamed font rather than stripped down one?  Or so…
  • Ethan- at the risk of sounding like I'm fishing for compliments, would you please elaborate?  
  • You can also look at our EULA: www.dardenstudio.com/eula.  It's in the middle of a rewrite at the moment but as is it's still pretty clear.  We don't permit any embedded use (but do permit logos and commercial uses unlikely some more display oriente…
  • This is the sort of thing I'm talking about when i say that punitive damages can be the nuclear option.  I've gotten push back on that and been accused of being histrionic.
  • @DanRhatigan I never know how any company organizes these sorts of things.  We have a client who has banking in the supermarket division! I don't get the feeling there's a universal logic to it.  Out of curiosity, can you please tell us what is cove…