[Openfontlibrary] Non-Copyleft Openfontlibrary
cfynn at gmx.net
Sun Nov 2 01:35:03 PST 2008
Fontfreedom at aol.com wrote:
> The single priority I have for openfontlibrary is:
> Creating a new openfontlibrary without any copyleft fonts. (and banning
> any new ones from appearing)
> Initially, Openfontlibrary was created as a place for fonts dedicated to
> the Public Domain. Things dedicated to the public domain are not
> copyleft. Copycenter licenses such as the BSD license, the MIT license,
> etc would also not be copyleft.
Perhaps most people read "Open" to imply "Open Source" or FOSS.
I'm wondering how many generally useful fonts are truly "Public Domain"?
If you remove OFL and GPL'd fonts and similar from the Open Font Library
how many Public Domain fonts are left?
> I'm mostly afraid openfontlibrary is moving in the direction of becoming
> the (however small) sourceforge of fonts. (Sourceforge is a popular open
> source software website featuring mostly copyleft software.)
> If anyone would suggest the best way to make this happen, I'm all ears...
> Remember, I own the openfontlibrary.com and .net domains, the
> non-copyleft version of openfontlibrary could go there. I started
> talking privately with (rejon) about this idea last year, but that never
> really went anywhere.
Having one under openfontlibrary.org and another under
openfontlibrary.net or openfontlibrary.com sounds like a recipe for
> I understand the majority (but not all) of the people involved with this
> project are pro-copyleft, but I really want to have a non-copyleft
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