[Openfontlibrary] [Fwd: [Bug 5266] Please consider including
the Gentium font family in X.org R7.0]
nicolas_spalinger at sil.org
Thu May 18 01:56:03 PDT 2006
Nicu Buculei wrote:
> Jon Phillips wrote:
>> What do you all think about this? It is an interesting niche to fill. I
>> wonder if Open Font Library would be a great place to focus around fonts
>> on X, etc, in addition to the other projects discussed.
> My first question is if/how the Open Font License
> fit with the license policy of the Open Font Library.
> I suspect a change of this policy/project goal would be needed in order
> to add such a focus.
Back at the Libre Graphics Meetings we talked about extending the scope
of such a project to include free/libre/open fonts (free as in
http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/index_html#Fonts). We also thought
it would make a lot of sense to work together with projects like
IIRC Jon said he was looking at adding OFL support to cchost.
You need to be aware that extremely few designers will release fonts
under the public domain for artistic integrity reasons. Other licenses
are more appropriate for font design. I think this change of focus is
I've meant to send more thoughts on this for a while, but didn't find
the time so far.
Dave Crossland has already started a very good thread on the subject.
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