Negative article on font license - target Emigre

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Negative article on font license - target Emigre
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http://weblog.infoworld.com/foster/2004/10/18.html

Type designers/vendors may want to chip in on the discussion.

Si

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The comments are scary. I agree more foundries and vendors need to comment. I couldn’t get the comment to load on that link, Si, but here is the same article with comments.

http://www.gripe2ed.com/scoop/story/2004/10/18/0270/1935

Hrant H Papazian's picture
Joined: 3 May 2000 - 11:00am
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> others must intervene.

I certainly agree with that.
But to me the primary purpose should be to improve yourself, not preach or throw hissy-fits.

hhp

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Can you compare Emigre(’s EULA) to ADOBE, ITC, Linotype, Monotype…..?

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Tina — You can find a comparison chart of the major foundries’
EULAs in Tiffany Wardle’s article for SOTA.

Hrant H Papazian's picture
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Ignorants and fascists don’t make happy couples.

hhp

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Tiffany, those comments made me so sad! What are we to do? I don’t know how to address boneheads such as the ones posting on that forum

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and they are all conveniently hidden by being anonymous … noticed my article was linked to it though … that is kinda hopeful … it is insane really … a lot of confusion in the article … i want to respond, and i will … just need time … in the meantime you should post … i wish Zuzana would post … Emigre’s EULA is actually one of the most “user-friendly” … makes me angry as well, from a designer’s pov … here i am trying to get foundries to trust us (designers) and yet these people are only proving the point that designer’s can’t be trusted. AGH!

Hrant H Papazian's picture
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> …. the point that designer’s can’t be trusted.

I’d rather think that:
1) Ignorants shouldn’t be looked down upon.
2) Primadonnas shouldn’t be humored.

The point isn’t to condemn the masses, it’s to assimilate their stance.

hhp

Tiffany Wardle's picture
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well. hmm. where does education fit in then? i wrote my article to educate designers as well as to show foundries where designers stand.

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Perhaps educating Ed Foster would be a start — seems as if he might be someone who could be helpful in the crusade against badly written font EULAs. But enlisting his help, without making the ‘industry’ look bad would be tricky.

If he reads the comments there’s some hope of a follow up article.

Si

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Its interesting how people something express opinions like they just born the day before. Specially when they seems to know what is real life in tech world.

Dan Reynolds's picture
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Tiffany, I posted a response on that forum today