W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-font@w3.org > July to September 2009

Re: the truth which dare not speak it's name

From: Thomas Phinney <tphinney@cal.berkeley.edu>
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2009 10:17:09 -0700
Message-ID: <f49ae6ac0907081017y79030b5bk216a0134fd1172a8@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: Tal Leming <tal@typesupply.com>, John Hudson <tiro@tiro.com>, Thomas Lord <lord@emf.net>, www-font <www-font@w3.org>
On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 9:36 AM, Tab Atkins Jr.<jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
> My point is then that, since paying to commission a font is natural,
> you shouldn't get any weird 'fairness' feelings making you think that
> other people should morally pay as well to receive it.

Commissioning a font is the rare case where the person buying it
really does "own" the font. They then naturally feel they should have
a say in whether other people can make/take copies of it.



"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing ever happened."
- Sir Winston Churchill
Received on Wednesday, 8 July 2009 17:17:50 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 6 January 2015 21:01:40 UTC