[Openfontlibrary] It's not clear how to contribute
nicu at nicubunu.ro
Mon Nov 7 05:20:53 PST 2005
Simon Huerlimann wrote:
> Hi all
> I just found out about your project. Of course it was a weblog that sent me
> your way;-) I guess you can need some more publicity.
the project is not working at full speed mainly because all of us are
busy with other various tasks.
Honestly, our intention was to push it somewhere in the next year, when
we hope the infrastructure of openclipart.org will be in a good shape
and we can port it also here.
of course, if something better happen (like you join the project and
help us), we can do things sooner.
> I've filed a bug on the website for openclipartlibrary to include a link to
open clip art library, open font library - we are the same people :p
We have not added the link in the first place because we thing this
project is not yet ready for primetime.
> I'm interested in what you goals are. It's not clear to me, how one could
> exactly help.
as stated on the front page "The goal of this project is to collect
public domain fonts so that they may be used freely."
> As a library, I guess you want to get as much as you get. Are there plans to
> create packages for distributions out of them? If so, lists of all available
> font packages in various distributions would be nice.
> Do you want people to
> * create new fonts, and submit it to you?
yes, this is one of our main goals
> * spider the web, check licences and submit the fonts I found?
this is also one of the things we want to do, but our constraint is
"public domain fonts", i am not very confident we will find many fonts
with the right license
> * create scripts to extract fonts from Debian/Redhat packages?
only if those fonts are public domain and in my knowledge, Debian/Redhat
does not contain fonts with such license (LGPL as Bitstream Vera is much
restrictive compared with Public Domain)
> I guess all of these, but you should state more clearly what you want. Would
> be nice if you could include some more information about how to help on a
> wiki page,
> Anyway, I'm happy that you started this project and hope for his success.
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