Re: Fonts for distribution (was: Re: Request for assistance about terminus font
Clytie Siddall <email@example.com>
> Gentium (a true Unicode font) has been released under the Open Font
Last I heard, the Open Font Licence got its name change clause
(clause 3) wrong and prevents people making API-compatible
new fonts based on OFL'd ones (that is, derived works cannot
be drop-in replacements for an original). It goes far further
in this restriction than the Bitstream Vera fonts, for example.
The Bitstream Vera README tells you how to include a local.conf
file to be a drop-in replacement, but that seems forbidden
for OFL'd packages.
The OFL FAQ claims it follows the DFSG, but DDs disagree. See
for example. Please do not upload OFL'd fonts to main for now.
My Opinion Only: see http://people.debian.org/~mjr/
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