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Liveblog Notes: Granshan 2015 Day 1

These are live blog notes from the lectures at the Granshan 2015 in Reading Usual disclaimer for live blogging: These are informal notes taken by me, Dave Crossland, at the event, and may or may not be similar to what was said by the people who spoke on these topics. This is probably FULL of […]

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What are the most important things the software freedom movement can do for itself?

On 2015-01-10 I responded to the FSF’s call for feedback on their ‘High Priority Projects List’ with an email, which I’ve added a bit more to and posted here. The call goes like this: we’re looking for projects of great strategic importance to the goal of freedom for all computer users … not every project […]

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Liveblog Notes: On minimum quality in typeface design

These are live blog notes from the lecture by Gerry Leonidas at the 5th Encontro de Tipografia, Barcelos, Portugal, November 29, 2014. Usual disclaimer for live blogging: These are informal notes taken by me, Dave Crossland, at the event, and may or may not be similar to what was said by the people who spoke […]

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Nina Stössinger on Libre Fonts panel at ATypI

The liveliness with which these duos passed content (and mikes) back and forth deflated in the anemic panel on free/libre fonts comprising six figureheads and no critics. Their scripted-sounding exchange about the quantitative successes of Google Fonts et al seemed rather out of place in a conference so centered on learning from each other to […]

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Unicode Conference 2013: Day 2

These are live blog notes from the Unicode 2013 conference in Santa Clara, Day 2. Usual disclaimer for live blogging: These are informal notes taken by me, Dave Crossland, at the event, and may or may not be similar to what was said by the people who spoke on these topics. Probably if something here […]

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ATypI 2013 Day 3

These are live blog notes from the ATypI 2013 conference in Amsterdam Day 3 Usual disclaimer for live blogging: These are informal notes taken by me, Dave Crossland, at the event, and may or may not be similar to what was said by the people who spoke on these topics. Probably if something here is […]

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ATypI 2013 Day 2

These are live blog notes from the ATypI 2013 conference in Amsterdam Day 2 Usual disclaimer for live blogging: These are informal notes taken by me, Dave Crossland, at the event, and may or may not be similar to what was said by the people who spoke on these topics. Probably if something here is […]

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ATypI 2013 Day 1

These are live blog notes from the ATypI 2013 conference in Amsterdam Day 1 Usual disclaimer for live blogging: These are informal notes taken by me, Dave Crossland, at the event, and may or may not be similar to what was said by the people who spoke on these topics. Probably if something here is […]

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Tom Lord on how far the GNU project has come in 30 years

Tom Lord writes: I think it’s actually pretty damn impressive how much the thing has evolved and grown. Your mileage may vary, of course but: Here’s a list of the FSF’s current campaigns: https://www.fsf.org/campaigns/ There’s some shift in concerns there from back in the day towards: HW restrictions that get in the way of free […]

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TypeCon, Portland, OR

These are live blog notes from the TypeCon 2013 in Portland, Oregon. www.typecon.com Usual disclaimer for live blogging: These are informal notes taken by me, Dave Crossland, at the event, and may or may not be similar to what was said by the people who spoke on these topics. Probably if something here is incorrect […]

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