[Openfontlibrary] Non-Copyleft Openfontlibrary
jon at rejon.org
Mon Nov 3 02:01:55 PST 2008
On Mon, 2008-11-03 at 04:32 -0500, Fontfreedom at aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 11/2/2008 10:26:10 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> liam at holoweb.net writes:
> On Sun, 2008-11-02 at 01:17 -0500, 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.
> On the other hand, anyone can take a public domain resource
> the USA) and re-release it under the GPL, even if they are not
> the creator. That's where the first GNU "tar" program came
> for example -- by taking pdtar, without consulting the author.
> Here in Canada there's no such thing as public domain.
> Maybe it would be better if OFL made it clear which licence
> in use for a given font, and let people search and filter by
> Canada does indeed have a public domain.
> In fact, there are even Canadian public domain websites...
Yes, agree. There is absolutely a canadian public domain...see one of my
projects from cc still working on:
Also, in any country that doesn't have or has encumbered PD, CC has
coming out: http://creativecommons.org/projects/cczero partially driven
by pdwiki and other demands.
> >and let people search and filter by licence?
> That's a fine feature request...However, I still want there to be an
> open font site without any copyleft fonts, and which encourages people
> considering releasing their fonts to use alternatives to copyleft.
Yes, ccHost allows this.
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