[Xorg] Re: [Fontconfig] adding/distributing new fonts

Alan Coopersmith Alan.Coopersmith at Sun.COM
Sat Aug 7 11:11:44 EST 2004

Ambrose Li wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sat, Aug 07, 2004 at 08:45:57AM +0900, Soon-Son Kwon wrote:
>>I think font is something like picture or novel which does
>>not need to be freely modified. The font designers won't like
>>that though some will. I remember that in the current xorg
>>distribution, modifiable/non-modifiable fonts are mixed.
> I agree that the designers won't like it, but I disagree that
> fonts need not be freely modified. 

The middle ground is the license used by the Bitstream Vera fonts
(which are the only fonts I know of added to Xorg recently) - they
allow changes, but only if you rename your changed version so it's
clear it's not the work of their designers.


	-Alan Coopersmith-           alan.coopersmith at sun.com
	 Sun Microsystems, Inc. - X Window System Engineering

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