If you have any interest in the state of Free Software typography, I implore you to try and convince Jos Buivenga to license his fonts under a license that works with Free Software, and, at the same time, gives him the legal protection he requires in a fashion that meets his needs. This might include something such as the Creative Commons, the SIL Open Font License, or like license that allows us, as Free Software users, to include his beautiful work in repositories and source packages.
Mr. Buivenga's work is nothing short of absolutely beautiful craftsmanship. If you are unfamiliar with his work, head over to his site and examine some of his typefaces.
Further still, his typefaces are already licensed in a fashion that puts them extremely close to some of our acceptable licenses. All we need to do is to persuade him that such a move would not only be appreciated, but also help protect him in terms of legal situations. With your showing of support, we may move one step closer to making this a reality.
I am dearly hoping that I can include Fontin Sans in Mythbuntu's default theme for 8.10. With a little recognition, support, and desire, we may be able to make this happen and, at the same time, greatly help out the typography situation for all of Free Software. Can you imagine having Fontin or Fontin Sans available by default in a project such as Ubuntu? Wow.
Thank you for all of your help. This may be the one time I'd love to see someone put a Digg article / Reddit article up to help the cause. Jos might just well consider it if we show him some sincere enthusiasm and support.