[Openfontlibrary] Licensing options
nicolas_spalinger at sil.org
Fri Jul 4 04:08:40 PDT 2008
Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Le vendredi 04 juillet 2008 à 12:25 +0200, Nicolas Spalinger a écrit :
>> Dave Crossland wrote:
>>> 2008/7/2 Femke Snelting <snelting at geuzen.org>:
>>>> So... what do we do next?
>>> Other people have put the font in a zip file with the license and make
>>> a note on the OFLB description that it is actually under the GPL and
>>> not PD/OFL.
>> Yes, but IMHO that's bypassing cc-Host's description features and
>> therefore not ideal and confusing.
> The note maybe but zipping font files with a detached .TXT file is good
> practice and should be promoted.
Indeed. 100% agreed :-)
I'd also highly recommend a file in the release tarball describing the
chosen licensing and some kind of readme/changelog. Actually that's why
the OFL is promoting the concept of a FONTLOG and provides a template.
BTW, here's a proposed VCS branch and tarball template for an open font:
Your feedback very welcome,
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