[mythtv-users] A new theme on the way...
nico at youplala.net
Thu Oct 22 20:57:25 UTC 2009
On Thu, 2009-10-22 at 13:29 -0700, Robert McNamara wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 1:26 PM, Christopher Meredith
> <chmeredith at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 3:22 PM, Nicolas Will <nico at youplala.net>
> >> I'm with Robert on this one.
> >> He makes a theme that everybody agrees to call beyond great.
> >> Fine.
> >> The theme need a specific font that has a cost to bring the
> >> Fine too.
> >> The license chosen by Robert forbids you to distribute derivative
> >> possibly "make" too, but I am too lazy to dig through a long
> >> Also very fine.
> >> Three choices there.
> >> 1. You use the theme after having paid for the font. You enjoy
> >> great theme. You're legal. You respect the author.
> >> 2. You use the theme after tweaking it to use a sub-par font
> >> keep it to yourself. You enjoy a sub-par theme, your loss.
> >> You're legal. You do not respect the author.
> > This does not follow at all. How is it possible that someone can say
> > "If you do X, then you disrespect me" and it then becomes true? And
> > who defines what is sub-par? Who knows, I might make it better? And
> > you disagree with me, you disrespect me and should feel guilty.
> I'm fairly certain he meant you are not respecting the wishes of the
> author, not an implied personal judgment.
Again, pardon my French.
In any case, the choice between 3 options remains.
The author is making his product/art/whatever as he likes. Period.
You want to use it or not is your choice.
Distribution of a derivative is not.
And yes, fonts do make a vast difference to the final product when this
product is a UI. Microsoft has once again made us accept sup-par quality
in that aspect. Between their fonts and the software that produces
typographic nightmares... Ever seen proper typography as generated in
LaTex? Truetype has not helped either. Ah the gold old days of
Postscript on our screens...
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