[Openfontlibrary] new release of the Ubuntu titling font

Jon Phillips jon at rejon.org
Wed Jan 2 08:17:24 PST 2008

This all sounds good...yes, we should position OFLB where possible to be
a third-party hosting space :)


On Wed, 2008-01-02 at 16:53 +0100, Nicolas Spalinger wrote:
> Jon Phillips wrote:
> > Cool...can you bring them into the fold and/or work with them to release
> > this all into the public domain or under OFL?
> > 
> > Cool! I think it would be great to get more of these fonts added to our
> > site as well, and we can help to promote them!
> > 
> > Jon
> Yep, impressive work on the new release.
> And notice how font sources (FontLab) and the build script are also
> released. A very good sign :)
> I'm re-contacting upstream - The Ubuntu/Canonical folks - to advocate
> officially hosting the "trunk" and the related project information
> somewhere (OFLB?) and allowing for the various interesting branches out
> there to be known and possibly merged back. A source repository and a
> FONTLOG are really needed IMHO. Of course I'll promote collaborative
> design through the OFL instead of the LGPL which is much more adapted to
> fonts not to mention readability.
> Andy Fitzsimon as the original designer was willing to relicense so that
> his project can be community-maintained (AFAICT he is not maintaining it
> anymore). IIRC Dennis Jacquerye was working on improving it at some
> point as well.
> This font is also linked to the visual identity of various products and
> also Ubuntu's trademark so it needs discussion by the copyright holder.
> I'll let you know what is being decided.
> Cheers,
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