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Open and collaborative font design in a web fonts world

Victor Gaultney leads a discussion panel about open or collaborative font projects. From the 2013 ATypI conference in Amsterdam.

 

"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 (15m), followed by a panel of designers and developers who have been involved in open projects (45m)."

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