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Open and collaborative font design in a web fonts world

When Fri 11 Oct 1110
Where Krasnapolsky A
What Perspective alteration
Who Victor Gaultney

Over the last eight years, the number of open or collaborative font projects has gone from a small handful to over 600, and even major foundries such as Adobe are releasing fonts under open licenses. What was once considered unthinkable has become common, and web font services from Google and others have embraced and promoted licensing and business models based around open development. This session will begin with a look at the current state of these models and identify some of the major challenges, including licensing, designer control, technical modification, production processes and the impact on traditional foundries, followed by a panel of designers and developers who have been involved in open projects.

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