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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 […]

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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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 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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RoboFab Workshop, NYC

These are live blog notes from the RoboFont workshop by Frederik Berlaen and Andy Clymer, held at Cooper Union in New York City. http://coopertype.org/curriculum/workshops/robofont 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 […]

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Why type is unlike general graphic design

Talking with Simon Egli this week, he made an interesting point: Type design is about making forms for other people to use. This is unlike general graphic design, which feel odd when re-used, re-purposed. People feel upset at such plagiarism. But type is made to be re-used and re-purposed. So its natural to desire freedom […]

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Tom Lord on Evgeny Morozov’s recent work

My buddy Tom Lord made an interesting comment on Facebook and I’m reposting here as I might want to refer back to it later: Thomas Lord: Morozov’s self-awareness; he tweets: << Me: The “Emperor” wears no clothes! “The Emperor”: But have you done anything useful to say that? And doesn’t it serve us well to […]

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