[ros-kernel] Hey guys...
Waldo Alvarez Cañizares
wac at lab.matcom.uh.cu
Wed Feb 11 16:43:22 CET 2004
Remember that MS gifted you but not me. I don't think that creating similar fonts is a hard to do task. Or maybe some one doanates them or even maybe the foundation could buy some good quality fonts in the future for the project. I think that we could tell to users in some document how to take windows fonts to install them in ROS and we could take some time with calm to create/buy fonts similar to those in Windows. I mean what does represents some little fonts that any kid with some artistic talent could create compared to an operating system kernel, a driver or an application? I think that the better choice is to avoid problems with MS as much as possible, we have enought potential problems awaiting to happen already. I'm sure that some people that can't code will be very happy to help too when they discover that ReactOS exists. Even more doing that could make them interested into code and make them learn.
From: ros-kernel-bounces at reactos.com on behalf of Wesley Parish
Sent: Wed 2/11/2004 5:07 AM
To: ReactOS Kernel List
Subject: Re: [ros-kernel] Hey guys...
<rant>Well, my position is, Microsoft gifted me with those fonts when it
gifted me with Win98 - whether or not I asked for them. _And_ Microsoft was
very, very generous with its terms.
If Microsoft is upset, it's a little too late to complain - it shouldn't've
pushed itself onto me whether I wanted it to or not. (There _is_ a price to
be paid for being the small-town bully.) So, I use them in my Linux
installation, and it's better to have nice fonts than to bug your eyes out
with rough-rendered ones.</rant>
On Tue, 10 Feb 2004 21:36, Aleksey Bragin wrote:
> this discussion is becoming some kind of voting (use/don't use the fonts),
> but Richard's point-of-view is right -- if we can use
> high/production-quality fonts, and EULA allows this to us (really --- we
> don't seeking a hidden way in EULA to use them, it should be clear
> according to Richard -- or it allows us without any sueing, or it is
> illegal), why not to use them? We are NOT Linux, and I just can't agree to
> people saying: "Please do not use Microsoft *anything* from them! If there
> is a *eula* what ever!"
> But we use MANY things from Microsoft Windows --- starting from kernel
> architecture, binary compatible drivers and ending with user interface. We
> are NOT creating another Linux, we're creating an OpenSource Windows-clone.
> And it's pointless to say such an absolute sentences in the future. I don't
> say about really illegal stuff --- ReactOS MUST be clear from illegal
> With the best regards,
> Aleksey Bragin.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "James Tabor" <jimtabor at adsl-64-217-116-74.dsl.hstntx.swbell.net>
> To: "ReactOS Kernel List" <ros-kernel at reactos.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2004 8:11 AM
> Subject: Re: [ros-kernel] Hey guys...
> > Hi!
> > I agree with Steven and Rick!
> > Please do not use Microsoft *anything* from them! If there is a *eula*
> what ever!
> > We do not need it with this project.
> > My 2 cents,
> > James
> > Rick Langschultz wrote:
> > > Once again this is an easy call -- use the core fonts that come with
> > > They are Free so why not use them. Microsoft has sucky fonts anyway!!!
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