John Hudson said:Laurence said:I don't like the idea that axes need to be registered in order to show up in UIs, which is what this implies.
it’s probably a bad idea to show unregistered axes at all
John Hudson said:
So you want are flags for 'Always show this', 'Sometimes show this', and 'Never show this'? The 'sometimes' criteria are unclear. What does 'advanced' UI actually mean, and who gets to decide? If a developer has a single UI paradigm, should this flag be interpreted as include or exclude the axis?
The difference is between typographic experts - who know how to make things look just right - and developers/engineers - who know how to make things work.Peter Constable said:Dave, what's the difference between "show in expert modes" and "show to developers and people who really care to see everything"?
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 license."Thomas Phinney said:Or, offer the font under the user's choice of several highly permissive licenses.
Rather, that's http://www.wtfpl.net But WTFPL is a terrible idea for serious work, not only because it is inherently unwelcome in important contexts (eg, anything involving kids, and some businesses) but because it is not legally sound (and therefore prohibited in large businesses.)John Hudson said:If you want to allow unrestricted use, the spirit of public domain, use the sil ofl.
Or the fantastically simple and unrestrictive MIT license: the 'do-whatever-the-fuck-you-want' license.