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Tag: Licenses

It Looks Like We Are Sending A Letter

April 15th, 2011 · Tags: · · · · · · Comments Off on It Looks Like We Are Sending A Letter

Brussels, April 15 @ 3:45 pm — stay tuned for full story in 2 weeks

PA/PER VIEW: Assembly

March 28th, 2011 · Tags: · · · Comments Off on PA/PER VIEW: Assembly

Assembly: Friday April 1 (18:00 – 20:00) at PA/PER VIEW art book fair WIELS, Avenue van Volxemlaan 354, Brussels (Belgium) This Friday, OSP participates in a discussion initiated by Agency. Agency is the generic name of a Brussels-based agency that was established in 1992 by Kobe Matthys. Agency constitutes a growing “list of things” that […]

Hit any key to exit

January 31st, 2011 · Tags: · · · · 3 Comments

Finally… How to choose and install four three new distributions Since announcing that it was time for a new adventure, colleagues and friends have advised me what to install and why (see notes below). In the last few weeks I tried to follow up on their tips and I have tried out many distributions. I […]

Kick out the jam

June 14th, 2010 · Tags: · · · · · Comments Off on Kick out the jam

7 OSP funky geeky sheeps players inTypogravieh lebt’s trailer. Vielen Dank Martin & the typovieh-team. Our Bauhaus typo symposium was more than leben.

Open Clip Art Library

March 9th, 2010 · Tags: · · · · · · Comments Off on Open Clip Art Library

A brand new version of the Open Clip Art Library just came out! 26175 (and growing) scalable vector graphics, all available under a public domain license: they may be freely reproduced, distributed, transmitted, used, modified, built upon, or otherwise exploited by anyone for any purpose, commercial or non-commercial, and in any way, including by methods […]

Legal Soup

August 18th, 2009 · Tags: · · Comments Off on Legal Soup

1. Unlimited Use License Judging from the mysql errors flying around, the Open Records Generator software developed by David Reinfurt, is not actively maintained at the moment. Still, this GPL licensed software presents an interesting mix of buyers and users: “The buyer receives full rights to modify and reuse the software for future applications” (found […]

Warm gray’s liberation is officially delayed

April 3rd, 2009 · Tags: · · · Comments Off on Warm gray’s liberation is officially delayed

Warm Gray Liberation

April 1st, 2009 · Tags: · · · 4 Comments

From the CBUD-mailinglist: Subject: RE: FW: Licensee Application From: “DUURKOOP, JULIA” Date: Wed, 1 April 2009 11:20:25 -0400 To: “Daniel Fary” Dear Daniel: Thank you for your inquiries and follow-up e-mails. After consulting with executives, engineers and lawyers at the Company, we have decided to insert a series of gray tones to the PANTONE MATCHING […]

Free Magenta!

December 15th, 2008 · Tags: · · · Comments Off on Free Magenta!

Qu’attend-on pour libérer le magenta ? A very good article by Pascal Riché on the website of rue89 on how the trademark law makes it possible for companies to own a color for a specific commercial field. Autrement dit, si vous voulez repeindre votre maison en magenta (appelé ainsi à cause de la bataille du […]

What is in a name

November 5th, 2008 · Tags: · · · · 6 Comments

Of course we discuss now and than amongst ourselves, whether it is better to change ‘Open Source Publishing’ to: ‘Free Software Publishing’ (FSP…), or maybe: ‘Free, Libre and Open Source Publishing’ (FLOSP!). Reading Rob Myers text ‘Open Source Art Again‘ makes me bring it up here: The name Open Source was deliberately chosen for its […]

An update on the status of Utopia

July 9th, 2008 · Tags: · · 3 Comments

As you might have gathered from Thomas Phinney’s latest comment on our post The Status of Utopia, Adobe will not re-release Utopia under an Open Font License. It doesn’t mean though the font cannot be studied, copied, modified and distributed: “Although changing the license would make it easier for folks who find licenses confusing and […]

The status of Utopia

May 20th, 2008 · Tags: · · 6 Comments

On October 11, 2006 Adobe granted members of the Tex User Group the right to use, modify and distribute the Utopia typeface: Adobe Systems Incorporated (“Adobe”) hereby grants to the TeX Users Group and its members a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual license to the typeface software for the Utopia Regular, Utopia Italic, Utopia Bold and Utopia […]

OSP on the Radio

March 27th, 2008 · Tags: · · · · Comments Off on OSP on the Radio

OSP va parler dans le poste ce mercredi 2 avril, 19:00 – 20:30, sur radio Panik (il y a du stream), 105.4 fm a Bruxelles. dans l’émission “le Libre en Questions” Bonne écoute!

Creative License: Take as much as you want

October 16th, 2007 · Tags: · 1 Comment

Adobe’s new Creative Suite is currently advertised with the slogan: Creative License – Take as much as you want. Terms and Conditions which apply when you submit a feature request or a bug report: You agree that by submitting your Idea, you acknowledge and agree that any such Idea is nonconfidential, and that Adobe has […]

Watch this thread: do until done

May 25th, 2007 · Tags: · · · Comments Off on Watch this thread: do until done

Do free software developers need lawyers, when reverse engineering formats such as Corel Draw? How to work on the compatibility of file formats, when risking law suits from patent holders? Should we forget about opening up proprietary formats altogether? Jon Philips takes the position that developers should ‘do until done’: Its good to know generally […]

Les nouveaux habits de la copie

September 10th, 2006 · Tags: · · Comments Off on Les nouveaux habits de la copie

Les nouveaux habits de la copie, Nicolas Malevé Text available on line: http://www.constantvzw.com/downloads/nouveaux_habits.pdf PDF lay-out: habits_quarantainec.pdf PDF cover: cover_robot.pdf License: Copyleft, License Art Libre Date of publishing: 07-07-2006 (Quarantaine)

Exit Save-As-PDF for Microsoft users?

June 6th, 2006 · Tags: · · Comments Off on Exit Save-As-PDF for Microsoft users?

Microsoft has recently announced that their 2007 release of Office will not support the “save-as-PDF”-option anymore. This might be bad news for designers’ favorite file-format. PDF could become rather exotic when Microsoft users decide en masse to “Save-As-XPS” instead.

This font is a ripoff, said the Invalidity Division

April 5th, 2006 · Tags: · 1 Comment

Invalidity Division, sounds like science-fiction, doesn’t it? Registered community design is not bad either. Time to start a jargon file… […]this time the dispute is over fonts; specifically Segoe, one of the typefaces Microsoft wants to use in Vista (the new Windows, “bringing clarity to your world”). Microsoft filed its “registered community design” for the […]

Don’t keep it to yourself!

March 15th, 2006 · Tags: · · Comments Off on Don’t keep it to yourself!

http://www.orgdot.com/aliasfonts/ (c) 2001 http://www.orgdot.com: you can copy, use, modify and distribute this code and/or artwork for educational, commercial or recreational use.

The politics of typography

March 1st, 2006 · Tags: · Comments Off on The politics of typography

The open source font Gentium and The SIL Open Font License are both developed and distributed by S.I.L., also known as The Summer Institute for Linguistics, apparently a subsidiary of the Wicliffe Bible Translators. S.I.L. has developed large-scale ethno-linguistic research projects such as http://www.ethnologue.org, an attempt to map all indigenous languages of the world. The […]

The Open Font License

February 27th, 2006 · Tags: · 2 Comments

[check The politics of typography before applying SIL-OFL] The SIL-OFL is a free license specifically developed for (multi-lingual) fonts. These are the four freedoms guaranteed through the Open Font License (similar to other Free licenses): * Use: the freedom to use font software for any purpose. (freedom 0) * Study and adaptation: the freedom to […]

Bitstream Charter

February 12th, 2006 · Tags: · · 2 Comments

To my surprise Bitstream Charter, one of the few usable Open Source fonts around I know of, is currently published on myfonts.com with the following licence: http://www.myfonts.com/viewlicense?id=315 Florian Cramer explains what is really going on: “That’s true, but the license change refers to a newer version of Bitstream Charter. A copyright owner of a work […]