I work with digital publications using the DPS and have some doubts regarding fonts:
))) To export my .folio files in PDF format, I need licensing for the fonts I work with. From what I understood, this happens because I actually install the fonts in the .folio and this requires further licensing for distribution. Which fonts can I use this way? Can it be any type or does it needs to be an Adobe type?
))) According to this document http://www.adobe.com/type/browser/legal/pdfs/DPS_Approved_Fonts.pdf, usage of these Adobe types won't require further licensing to distribution through DPS. This means that any other font, either it is Adobe or not, must have further licensing, right? Which license should I require the designer/foundry to distribute it through DPS? How is it designated?
))) It is said I have the rights to distribute commercially any font in my CS font package. How do I know which fonts will be available for me after acquiring the CS6 through the Creative Cloud? Is there any list available?
Take a look at this document: http://www.adobe.com/type/browser/legal/additional_licenses.html
It has a list of all of the fonts that you are definitely allowed to embed in folios. Check the licensing pages of the foundries that you have purchased other fonts from. Some allow embedding, some don't. Take a look at their font embedding sections.