[OpenFontLibrary] Fwd: PT Sans licensing query
jon at rejon.org
Wed Jan 6 15:14:51 PST 2010
Yes, dual licensing is a good legal pathway in this case.
On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 11:45 AM, Dave Crossland <dave at lab6.com> wrote:
> I think this is okay and worth encouraging; does anyone have any other
> suggestions for me to pass on to Emil? :-)
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Yakupov, Emil Date: 2010/1/7
> Subject: RE: PT Sans licensing query
> To: Dave Crossland
> Hi Dave,
> 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
> information purposes.
> 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.
> Best Regards
> 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
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