I've received an email from a potential customer asking if I could license some of my fonts to him under SIL OpenFont License for X*1.5 regular desktop price.
I told him I didn't license it under this type of license and responded with what I thought was the fair price for the uses he was proposing (substantially more than what he offered) - excluding the modification/distribution rights. We didn't reach an agreement but I'd like to share his request with you guys and hear your thoughts on this and if you think this could be worked around at all and how.
Here's the email transcript:
I would like to purchase a license for XYZ Font, in styles book, italic, bold, and bold italic only. However, I would like the license to allow:
• Use for any purpose (desktop, web, app, any conceivable use at all)
• Modification of the fonts
• Distribution of both modified and unmodified versions of the fonts
Please note that I do not actually plan to use these permissions **** Big Red Alert here **** (I only plan to use the font for desktop use, and do not at all intend to distribute or modify them), but I would like to have them. One license that would fulfill my requirements is the SIL Open Font License.
Given that you will not be losing any money from granting this license, as I do not plan to distribute the fonts, I believe a fair price would be $XXX. This is equal to the price of an ordinary license for these four styles, plus a 50% additional charge.