[Openfontlibrary] GPL with Font Exception?
dave at lab6.com
Thu Jul 24 07:45:05 PDT 2008
2008/7/24 Nicolas Spalinger <nicolas_spalinger at sil.org>:
> I'd say it's also a question of agreeing on the policy.
AIUI, current OFLB policy is "what people contribute."
> I'd vote against unclear PD, pure GPL as options as it will cause future
I'm happy for any free software font to be contributed to OFLB, and
then to make the OFLB UI highlight non-best-practice submissions, and
the "oflb font set" that Jon has talked about (that we would offer to
GNU/Linux distros) would only include the ones following best
practices. Broad input and narrow output, as the saying goes.
> And we really need to clarify the troubles with the current font
> exception for GPL-ed fonts too.
We do, but thats a separate issue.
> Also do we need to allow Vera-style licensing? MIT/X11/Expat? Some type of
> CC? Licensing proliferation is pretty bad.
These are all free; I think if we get people submitting fonts with
those licenses, we will have a point of contact to start a discussion
with them about following best practices. If we don't accept their
submissions, we might never get that discussion going.
> BTW, impressive work on the Jomolhari font :-)
> We could use the server I host the planet on for testing.
That's a great idea :-)
> BTW the wiki seems to be hit by spam again:
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