contributing new font package for xorg (fwd)

Alan Cox alan at
Thu Aug 11 12:29:17 PDT 2005

On Iau, 2005-08-11 at 11:35 -0400, Jon Smirl wrote:
> Ok, I forgot about that one. Does Xprint provide a clear UI to
> indicate that you have permission to embed the font into the PS file?
> Independent of the font GPL question that UI needs to be there in case
> you have commercial fonts on your machine.

Proprietary fonts don't (generally) require you include the font source
with your document and a notice stating where they are, or if commercial
possibly a written offer for their supply. They have proprietary but
-sane- licensing interactions. GPL has free but idiotic interactions.
There are other much better open source font licenses that don't blow up
like this.

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