[OpenFontLibrary] Site terminology: Free/Open/Libre
Liam R E Quin
liam at holoweb.net
Sat May 30 08:35:35 PDT 2009
On Sat, 2009-05-30 at 11:30 -0300, minombresbond wrote:
> +1 "libre fonts"
Maybe the thing to do is to focus on the difference...
You can redistribute "libre" fonts (usually only under
a compatible licence); you can use them on the Web; you
can print with them; you can change them; you can redistribute
changed versions; anyone can get the source for your changes.
So, one could say "usable fonts", perhaps.
It's probably not a good idea to focus on quality yet -- a
trip to Adobe's or Linotype's font library gives a very
different experience today. But we have fonts that don't have
to stay inside your organization, or on only five CPUs (how many
CPUs are there in my printer?) -- they are Fonts without Borders.
Liam Quin - XML Activity Lead, W3C, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/
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