[Openfontlibrary] GPL with Font Exception?

Nicolas Spalinger nicolas_spalinger at sil.org
Thu Jul 24 07:03:09 PDT 2008

Dave Crossland wrote:
> 2008/7/24 Christopher Fynn <cfynn at gmx.net>:
>> Is there any reason why an option for GPL + Font Exception or even for
>> GPL is not included?
> Lack of developer time.

I'd say it's also a question of agreeing on the policy.

I'd vote against unclear PD, pure GPL as options as it will cause future 
problems. And we really need to clarify the troubles with the current 
font exception for GPL-ed fonts too.
Also do we need to allow Vera-style licensing? MIT/X11/Expat? Some type 
of CC? Licensing proliferation is pretty bad.

BTW, impressive work on the Jomolhari font :-)
Thanks for releasing it along with your VOLT sources!
(You may want to double-check the description metadata field as it 
refers to GPL, which is apparently not what you intended).

> I have been waiting for ccHost 5 to be released; its currently in beta
> and the design is complete but it still has many bugs.
> We also have a problem giving volunteers access to the server; someone
> ought to write a tutorial for how anyone can set up a staging server
> to do development with so they can submit patches to the developers
> with accounts (myself, Jon Philips, Alexandre Prokoudine, I think -
> not sure who else :-)

I have ported the OFL integration code to work with the current svn 
trunk of cchost. But yes there still things the devs need to finish 
before releasing v5. Also the font preview issue is the major blocker.

We could use the server I host the planet on for testing.

BTW the wiki seems to be hit by spam again:

Nicolas Spalinger

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