Negative article on font license - target Emigre

Si_Daniels's picture

http://weblog.infoworld.com/foster/2004/10/18.html

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

Si

hrant's picture

Ignorants and fascists don't make happy couples.

hhp

dan_reynolds's picture

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

hrant's picture

> .... 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

Si_Daniels's picture

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

jfp's picture

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

Tiffany, I posted a response on that forum today

hrant's picture

> 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

parker's picture

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

Miss Tiffany's picture

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

Miss Tiffany's picture

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!

Miss Tiffany's picture

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

Stephen Coles's picture

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

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