"I come from a PHP programming background," Impalleri told Wired.co.uk. "In the programming world, there is a lot of open-source code -- Apache, Wordpress, etc -- so it was natural for me to release my fonts as open source." "Type designers don't like free fonts in general. They want people to pay for fonts. I want fonts to be libre. I recently rejected an offer from Monotype. I prefer to keep releasing libre fonts as long as I possibly can."
When people see type that they feel could be improved, if it is in the public domain they are free to do so. With the development of free software font editors, everyone has access to the necessary tools. Now the obstacle is that the knowledge of how to develop and refine type is not freely available.
— David Crossland