Dave Crossland | 12 Jan 17:38 2016
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Inkscape is legally backed by the Software Freedom Conservancy, but SFC needs your help


Hi

Software Freedom Conservancy is the legal backer of Inkscape, but it is at risk of shutting down :( 

You can help make it sustainable by joining as a member for $120/year - just 14 people are needed! :) 

SFC is a not-for-profit charity that helps promote, improve, develop, and defend Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects. Conservancy provides a non-profit home and infrastructure for FLOSS projects. This allows FLOSS developers to focus on what they do best — writing and improving FLOSS for the general public — while Conservancy takes care of the projects' needs that do not relate directly to software development and documentation.

http://sfconservancy.org/members/current/ lists the projects that they support, and the following are relevant to libre graphics:
  • Inkscape
  • Git 
  • BOOST - a programming framework used in Inkscape
  • SWIG - another programming framework used in Inkscape, that enables Python scripting
  • K-3D - 3d modeling app
  • Outreachy - helps people from groups underrepresented in free and open source software get involved
Just 14 more people needed to meet their membership goal this month, since those who sign up by January 31 count twice, thanks to Private Internet Access.

Please consider joining as a member :)

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Cheers
Dave
Femke Snelting | 4 Jan 17:46 2016
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LGM 2016: Call for Participation

Submission deadline: January 10!

*Libre Graphics Meeting 2016: Other Dimensions*

http://libregraphicsmeeting.org

The eleventh annual international Libre Graphics Meeting 2016 will take place Friday 15th until Monday
18th April 2016 in London, UK. This yearly event is an occasion for teams and individual
contributors/artists involved in Libre Graphics to work together, to share experiences and to hear
about new ideas. By Libre Graphics we mean Free, Libre and Open Source tools for design, illustration,
photography, typography, art, graphics, page layout, publishing, 3D modelling, digital making and
manufacture, cartography, animation, video, interactive media, generative graphics and visual
live-coding. The Libre Graphics Meeting is not just about software, but extends to standards, file
formats and actual use of these in creative work. LGM has become the place in which they can discuss their projects
 , coordinate their efforts and, crucially, to meet in person. Participants in the LGM include developers,
designers, academics and activists from around the world, who are all passionate about Free 
 /
 Libre graphics software and technology.

*State of the Libre Graphics Union*

We begin each meeting with a joint session that brings together all things that have happened in our wide
landscape over the last year. So, instead of slots in the schedule for general updates on each Libre
Graphics software project, we invite every team present at LGM to submit two slides (maximum), with a
short explanatory text that showcases the leaps forward that has been made over the past year. For
first-time presenters and particular big or new topics/features in established projects, we encourage
additional stand-alone submissions.

*Special focus: Other Dimensions*

In Toronto we celebrated the first decade of LGM, reflecting on the past and considering the future. For the
2016 edition of LGM we continue speculating and will expand Libre Graphics into Other Dimensions. We are
looking for presentations and workshops that explore the dimensions of space and material: 3D modelling
and animation, Libre architecture, Open Source product design and other fields of digital making and
manufacture. We are also seeking contributions that offer reflections on the 'other dimensions' of open
source communities and that engage with FLOSS tools in various contexts including but not limited to
teaching, learning, practice and co-production. This represents a desire to address the future
sustainability of the Libre Graphics movement, through a growth of the core proje
 cts and topics that will, we hope, allow us to welcome more and more FLOSS projects and participants to our community.

We are looking for:

* In-depth presentations of Libre Graphics code-contributions
* Showcases of excellent work made using Libre Graphics tools
* New and experimental projects in this area to meet the wider community, including those in the field of 3D
design and making
* Reflections on the activities of existing open source communities in either the production of Free,
Libre and Open Source tools or their use

Available formats (times include Q&A):

* Entry for State of the Libre Graphics Union (1-2 slides)
* Presentations (20 minutes)
* Workshops (1 or 2 hours)*
* Birds Of a Feather (BOF), discussion meetings or Hackathons (2 hrs or more)
* Lightning talk (7 minutes, selected at the event unconference style)

*Practical Details*

Submission deadline: 10 January 2016, content selection notification by end of January 2016.

http://libregraphicsmeeting.org/2016/call-for-participation/
http://libregraphicsmeeting.org/2016/submit-proposal/

Dave Crossland | 27 Oct 23:08 2015
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Fwd: Progetto grafico 30 - Open Source Technologies


Hi

An Italian design magazine is seeking proposals for articles on libre graphics - see PDF attached :)

Cheers
Dave
Nathan Willis | 21 Apr 21:35 2015
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Looking for some weird UFO samples

Hi everyone,

I'm looking for some real-world UFO fonts to stress-test a utility with -- in particular, anything that has particularly large .GLIFs or GLIFs with lots and lots (LOTS) of layers.  Suggestions?

Thanks,
Ana Isabel Carvalho | 24 Mar 14:14 2015

Announcing Libre Graphics magazine 2.3: The Type Issue & CFS for Issue 2.4


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     Announcing Libre Graphics magazine, Issue 2.3
                           &
      Call for Submissions for Issue 2.4: Capture

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ANNOUNCING Issue 2.3 of Libre Graphics magazine: The Type Issue
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http://libregraphicsmag.com
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We’re very pleased to announce the long-awaited release of Libre
Graphics magazine issue 2.3. This issue is guest-edited by Manuel
Schmalstieg and addresses a theme we’ve been wanting to tackle for some
time: type design. From specimen design to international fonts,
constraint-based type to foundry building, this issue shows off the many
faces of libre type design.

With the usual cast of columnists, stunning showcases and intriguing
features, issue 2.3, The Type Issue, given an entrée into what’s now and
next in F/LOSS fonts.

The Type Issue is the third issue in volume two of Libre Graphics
magazine. Libre Graphics magazine is a print publication devoted to
showcasing and promoting work created with Free/Libre Open Source
Software. We accept work about or including artistic practices which
integrate Free, Libre and Open software, standards, culture, methods and
licenses.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Issue 2.4: CAPTURE
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http://libregraphicsmag.com/2015/03/call-for-submissions-libre-graphics-magazine-2-4/
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Data capture sounds like a thoroughly dispassionate topic. We collect
information from peripherals attached to computers, turning keystrokes
into characters, turning clicks into actions, collecting video, audio
and images of varying quality and fidelity. Capture in this sense is a
young word, devised in the latter half of the twentieth century. For the
four hundred years previous, the word suggested something with far
higher stakes, something more passionate and visceral. To capture was to
seize, to take, like the capture of a criminal or of a treasure trove.
Computation has rendered capture routine and safe.

But capture is neither simply an act of forcible collection or of
technical routine. The sense of capture we would like to approach in
this issue is gentler, more evocative. Issue 2.4 of Libre Graphics
magazine, the last in volume 2, looks at capture as the act of
encompassing, emulating and encapsulating difficult things, subtle
qualities. Routinely, we capture with keyboards, mice, cameras, audio
recorders, scanners, browsing histories, keyloggers. We might capture a
fleeting expression in a photo, or a personal history in an audio
recording. Our methods of data capture, though they may seem commonplace
at first glance, offer opportunities to catch moments.

We’re looking for work, both visual and textual, exploring the concept
of capture, as it relates to or is done with F/LOSS art and design. All
kinds of capture, metaphorical or literal, are welcome. Whether it’s a
treatise on the politics of photo capture in public places, a series of
photos taken using novel F/LOSS methods, documentation of a homebrew 3D
scanner, any riff on the idea of capture is invited. We encourage
submissions for articles, showcases, interviews and anything else you
might suggest. Proposals for submissions (no need to send us the
completed work right away) can be sent to submissions@...m.

*The deadline for submissions is May 11th, 2015.*

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Femke Snelting | 7 Jan 11:54 2015
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Call for Participation: Libre Graphics Meeting 2015

Hello!

On behalf of the local organizing team in Toronto, and the program team: We welcome your font related
presentations and workshops for the tenth edition of LGM :-)

Femke

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*Libre Graphics Meeting 2015: Beyond The First Decade*
http://libregraphicsmeeting.org/2015/call-for-participation/

The tenth annual international Libre Graphics Meeting 2015 will take place 29 April – 2 May 2015 in
Toronto, Canada.
This yearly event is an occasion for teams and individual contributors/artists involved in Libre
Graphics to work together, to share experiences and to hear about new ideas.

By Libre Graphics we mean Free, Libre and Open Source tools for design, illustration, photography,
typography, art, graphics, page  layout, publishing, cartography, animation, video, interactive
media, generative graphics and visual live-coding. The Libre Graphics Meeting is not just about
software, but extends to standards, file formats and  actual use of these in creative work.

We are looking for:

* In-depth presentations of Libre Graphics code-contributions
* Showcases of excellent work made using Libre Graphics tools
* New and experimental projects in this area to meet the wider community
* Reports, use-cases, best practices
* Talks that show the accomplishments and strides that Libre Graphics has made in its first decade and what
it can do next

Available formats (times include Q&A):

* Lightning talk (7 minutes, selected at the event unconference style)
* Presentations (20 minutes)
* Entry for State of the Libre Graphics Union (1-2 slides)
* Workshops (1 or 2 hours)*
* Birds Of a Feather (BOF), discussion meetings or Hackathons (2 hrs or more)

*State of the Libre Graphics Union*
We will kick off the event with a joint session that sums up all  things that have happened in our wide
landscape over the last year.  Instead of slots in the schedule for general updates on each and every  Libre
Graphics project, we invite you to submit a maximum of two slides,  showcasing new abilities and/or text
enumerating the leaps forward  that your project made.

*Special focus: Beyond The First Decade*
Because 2015 marks the tenth edition of LGM, the focus this year is on the past and future of Libre Graphics.
We have a special interest this year in projects that show where Libre Graphics has been, what distances it
has travelled, and where it might go in the next ten years. We welcome submissions representing the broad
ecology of Libre Graphics, from full-fledged software packages, to artist-built scripts, to art and
publications, and even the cultural touchstones and issues present in Libre Graphics communities.
We’re looking for talks, workshops and other events that show the accomplishments and strides that
Libre Graphics has made in its first decade and what it can do next.

Dave Crossland | 19 Sep 01:07 2014
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Fwd: [OpenType] AAT Spec Updated

Good :)

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Message from OpenType list:


I know this is slightly off-topic for this list, but it may be of interest to some of the people here.

Apple has recently published an update to its Apple Advanced Typography spec. This includes documentation for some recently introduced tables such as 'ankr', 'kerx', 'meta', and 'sbix'. The URL of the updated spec is:

https://developer.apple.com/fonts/TrueType-Reference-Manual/

We're still in the process of ironing out problems after a complete format overhaul. If you have any questions or note any errors, you can send email to fonttools-2kanFRK1NckAvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org.

Updates to the AAT Font Features Registry and Font Tool Suite should be available within a few weeks.




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Robert Martinez | 14 Jul 22:59 2014
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BundesSans & BundesSerif license?

In case anybody on this list knows if something can be done about a
thing that bothers me; Can my government [1] commission the creation of
a font and not have the rights for it? I'd love to see a big OFL stamp
on it.

The font license says:
'Copyright (c) 2011 Juergen Huber, Martin Wenzel'

Here is what those authors say:
'... The project was to cover all communication issued by the government
and their ministries, online or offline, national or international. It
was a demanding and interesting task. Though we were accustomed to
working on projects like these for corporations, we were now asked to
design “for the people” ' [2]

[1] http://www.bundesregierung.de
[2]
http://ilovetypography.com/2014/07/12/bundessans-and-bundesserif-truly-democratic-typefaces/

Robert


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