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Post by Mike Thompson » Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:32 pm

I'm thinking of adopting the Creative Commons licence. Any views?
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Post by William » Sat Mar 25, 2006 10:28 am

There is a webspace for Creative Commons.

http://creativecommons.org/

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Post by William » Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:43 pm

I have been contributing to the wiki at http://www.laptop.org which, now, uses the following Creative Commons licensing.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/

An interesting experiment would be to produce a font with just a few glyphs in it, put it on the web with the above Creative Commons licence then observe what happens as to whether other people develop the font.

If person A starts the font, then if person B and person C independently make derivate fonts and publish them, then there would be two distinct branches. However, maybe then person D would make a derivate font of both of those fonts, by gathering the glyphs into another font and thus reuniting the branches: however, any mapping clashes would need to be resolved.

It could all get to be quite a management problem very quickly!

However, it could be a fun experiment for the next few days and could end up producing a useful font.

So, is this a fontmaking project for which several readers of this forum might like to have a go? Comments are welcome.

William Overington

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