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Sun Nov 10, 2013, 02:01 PM

Open Font Library

In August, the Fedora Project held its first Flock conference, a replacement for the North American and European FUDCon (Fedora Users and Developers Conference) events. Flock was a four-day, planned conference with talks, workshops, and hackfests, in contrast to FUDCon's barcamp model. In the interest of reaching beyond the community and reminding everyone that Fedora is so much broader than just a Linux project, the invited keynote speakers were from open source areas outside of the Fedora Project. One of those keynotes was by Dave Crossland, creator of the open font Cantarell and an active part of the free font movement.

Crossland's story began at his high school in England where he read Hard Drive, a biography of Bill Gates. "One of the interesting things that stuck in my mind was that Bill Gates was already a millionaire when he was a kid, from his parents," said Crossland. "He didn't need Microsoft." Around the same time, he read Stephen Levy's Hackers and became interested in Richard Stallman's ideas, featured in the last chapter of that book. Those and other reading, including John Taylor Gatto's critiques of American education, led him into the open source culture and free software.

http://opensource.com/life/13/11/dave-crossland-history-future-open-source-fonts

The library itself is here:

http://openfontlibrary.org/

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Mon Nov 11, 2013, 12:12 AM

1. This is awesome!

I have just gotten back into open source software after some 10 years, and am really finding myself pulled to using as much of it as I possibly can. On the face of it, this looks so much better than Google Fonts. Thanks for sharing!!

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