This is amazing news. I wish more organisations gave good fonts to the public.

BTW, if you have money, and some vanity, here is a good way for your name to be remembered: pay a good font designer to create a font with your name.

The Roboto family of fonts, and the toolchain used in creating it, are now an open source project. Roboto is Google’s signature font, created by Google designer Christian Robertson. It is the default font used in Android and Chrome OS, and is the recommended font for Google’s visual language, Material Design. —Google Open Source Blog: Roboto: Google’s signature font is now open source