contributing new font package for xorg

Qianqian Fang fangq at
Wed Aug 10 13:15:17 PDT 2005

hi Dan

there are possibilities for re-license the font, however, you may already 
noticed from our font contributors list 
(, there are 
several important previous works that our font built upon, and those works 
are all GPLed. Therefore, the changes in license should get consent from all 
copyright holders, which could be very troublesome. 

Correct me if I am wrong, it seems to me that fonts are more independent in 
license forms than linking libraries. I don't know what is required for xorg 
distribution. If our license later on turns out to be a major obstacle for 
the usa of the font, we may think of reaching all copyright holders to seek 
the possibilities of alternative licensing. However, for now, it seems GPL is 
fine to us.


On Wednesday 10 August 2005 15:44, you wrote:
> Is there anyway you would consider a different license?
> Though there are some exceptions, most of X-Windows is
> licensed under the old MIT style license, and GPL is
> rather frowned upon in this project.
> Just a thought.
> Dan

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