Then there was a disappointment, in which I discovered that a site full of such fonts, http://openfontlibrary.org, where I have posted my fonts before, now offers only a choice between the SIL Open Font License and putting your font into the public domain. They are trying to make up for this by including a list of sites where you can get fonts under different free licenses, and my site was already listed (thanks to whoever listed it), but Open Font Library seems to be where people like Fedora packagers tend to find my fonts.
No doubt, however, where I get the most downloads is from http://dafont.com, a site that includes restricted freeware fonts. Recently Goudy Bookletter 1911 passed its 50,000th download there. By contrast, I just checked at deviantART, and there it has been downloaded fewer than 1800 times. Dafont is extremely popular.