Making free fonts, facilitates to kill the market of paid fonts.
It’s the same as with Google Fonts and other big free font schemes.
The bigger (in relative terms) the market of good quality free fonts becomes, the smaller (in relative terms) the market of good quality paid fonts becomes. It may not be a zero sum game—but the more good quality fonts become available for free, the less people are willing to pay for good quality fonts.
So type designers who are dependent for their income on the market of good quality paid fonts, will loose out by the increased availability of good quality free fonts.
The only way to prevent this to happen, is for type designers to show solidarity with their fellow type designers—i.e. not to collaborate with the creation of good quality free fonts. Therefore, it is in the long-term interest of all serious type designers, not to collaborate with any big free font scheme. So, fellow type designers: please don’t shit in your own nest.So indeed:
The short-term profit of a few, may cause the long-term loss of many.
Is this a call for intolerance—by someone who advocates diversity and tolerance? The contents of EULAs are, in the end, a business decision. It doesn’t make sense to draw the shame card for this.
It is silly for someone from outside the Dutch language community, to tell the Dutch how to improve their spelling.
Simon, I’m sorry. I didn’t read careful enough.
The question is: How bad are those mistakes? If those mistakes are nothing more than a slight deviation from what the kerning should be, then those mistakes are not a real problem. (Perhaps many of those mistakes only concern uncommon pairs.)