I was reading one of my favorite blogs and i saw a post about the Ellen Luptons, Free Font Manifesto which i couldn't resist to post here as well. Unfortunately Reactor-Reactor Blog is mostly written in portuguese and understandably hard to follow for non portuguese speakers...

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Here's the 5 reasons,"Why would a typeface designer want to give a font away?

1. To make a selfless gift to humanity.
2. To raise global awareness of typographic excellence.
3. To create a visual resource that will be used by students, citizens, amateurs, and professionals all over the world.
4. To contribute to a global design vocabulary.
5. To seed the world with a visual idea that could be built on and enriched by other designers serving smaller linguistic communities."