[OpenFontLibrary] Fwd: PT Sans licensing query
dave at lab6.com
Wed Jan 6 11:45:01 PST 2010
I think this is okay and worth encouraging; does anyone have any other
suggestions for me to pass on to Emil? :-)
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From: Yakupov, Emil Date: 2010/1/7
Subject: RE: PT Sans licensing query
To: Dave Crossland
Hope you enjoy you tour in New Zealand. I also just come back from
skiing in Bulgaria.
Returning to our licensing question. When I told about my concern I
meant not only possible future changes on OFL, but mostly possible
changes in our minds. First of all -- we are going to distribute the
fonts via Microsoft. I'm asking MS to consider possibility to include
the fonts into one of the next recommended updates and I'm not sure
that they will agree to bundle the font with OFL which is not
modifiable. We also think about other similar channels and while some
of them like to have exactly OFL, I can imagine that some of them who
offer commercial software will not.
And also you are right Russian-English aspect is the main and the most
critical. In any case we need to present the License that fully
corresponds in terms and statements to Russian federal low in the area
of protection of intellectual property -- Chapter 4 of the The Civil
I think that the best and most flexible way will be the following.
We place on our site, on the site of Federal Agency and on the sites
of local governments of Russian Federation the distributive set that
is bundled with Russian license that will play the role of main EULA
together with supplementary English version which will serve
I place the draft English version below for you information.
At the same time, if you agree, we will write on our site that the
fonts are also available under SIL OFL and those who would like to
bundle the fonts with for example Linux systems may get the OFL
version of the font by a special request. OFL version will have the
link to http://scripts.sil.org/OFL_web.
FREE FONT LICENSING AGREEMENT
for the fonts with Original Name: PT Sans
GRANT OF LICENSE
ParaType Ltd. grants you the right to use, copy, modify the fonts and distribute
modified and unmodified copies of the fonts by any means, including placing
on Web servers for free downloading, embedding in documents and Web pages,
bundling with commercial and non commercial products, if it does not conflict
with the conditions listed below:
- You may bundle the font with commercial software, but you may not sell the
fonts by itself. They are free.
- You may distribute the fonts in modified or unmodified version only together
with this Licensing Agreement. You have no right to modify the text of Licensing
Agreement. It can be placed in a separate text file or inserted into the font
file, but it must be easily viewed by users.
- You may not distribute modified version of the font under the Original name
or а combination of Original name with any other words without explicit written
permission from ParaType.
TERMINATION & TERRITORY
This license has no limits on time and territory, but it becomes null and void
if any of the above conditions are not met.
THE FONT SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF
ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT, PATENT, TRADEMARK,
OR OTHER RIGHT. IN NO EVENT SHALL PARATYPE BE LIABLE FOR ANY
CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL,
INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER IN
AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT
OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE FONT SOFTWARE OR FROM OTHER
DEALINGS IN THE FONT SOFTWARE.
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