contributing new font package for xorg (fwd)

James Cloos cloos+pdx-xorg at
Fri Aug 12 02:34:31 PDT 2005

>>>>> "Alan" == Alan Cox <alan at> writes:

Alan> My sole concern is the licensing problems with fonts and GPL.

JimC> Scalable fonts only, or bitmap fonts (like this one) as well?

Alan> I don't see the bitmap nature of the font changes the licensing much

I guess my thought is that since font embedding is not an issue for
the wqy bdf fonts, ie that they'd only be used as screen fonts, does
the viral nature of the gpl make any practical difference?

(and apologies for the abiguity; I should have only quoted the first
sentence as I did this time....)


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