[scribus] Which font used in the logo - Armada Regular

avox avox at arcor.de
Sun May 25 16:58:27 CEST 2008

davelab6 wrote:
> 2008/5/25 Pierre Marchand <capparis at free.fr>:
>> Vous (Dave Crossland) avez écrit :
>>> 2008/5/24 Peter Nermander <peter at nermander.se>:
>>> > I wish fonts would be licensed the same way for example photographs
>>> But fonts are functional software, and photos are typically decorative
>>> artwork.

And photos take only seconds or minutes to produce, while fonts take months
or years.

>> a rather long discussion with the need of a lot of wine, etc.
> lol - that is indeed what this is :-)
>> So, I don't think that glyphs should be licensed as photos because they
>> are
>> not just artwork, I don't think either that they can be treated as plain
>> software, nor double licensed! So, I don't know exactly,
> I believe that since fonts are software, and since type designs are
> functional - a type design you can't read with is non-functional -
> then they ought to be free in the same way as program software is, and
> functional information like encyclopedias is too. The "glyphs are art"
> reasoning is at best a misunderstanding of design as art, and at worse
> a sneaky way for proprietary software developers to justify DRM.

So if function is all that matters, noone would need more tha Courier /
Times / Helvetica surely? Those are quite readable.

IMO a font designer has the right to profit from his/her work, and as long
one needs money for living, the font designer should decide how to pay for 
the use of his/her work.

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