[Openfontlibrary] [OpenType] Proprietary (Off Topic)
dave at lab6.com
Thu Nov 6 03:59:12 PST 2008
2008/11/6 Christopher Fynn <cfynn at gmx.net>:
> As far as I can make out Ascender Corp. have absolutely no commitment to
> Free/Libré fonts
Here is my point:
They made a free software font and their cash flow was positive.
I did not say they were committed to free software. Obviously they are not.
> maybe there was no one in the free/libré
> font & software developer community capable of making such fonts.
This is not really true, there are a very small number of people in
the free software community making such fonts. The Deja Vu team, and
Victor Gaultney of Gentium fame, spring to mind immediately. So it is
not really "no one."
But yes, those guys are not marketing themselves like Ascender do.
Someone could do so, though - I plan to when I graduate.
It seems to me this hasn't happened before because people have looked
at doing free software fonts startups and talked themselves out of it.
"Oh no, the cashflow will be negative, this it too much work, it will
never happen, no no no."
"Yes we can," anyone? :-)
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