Re: Linux Fonts
--- Richard Atterer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> On Mon, Jul 08, 2002 at 10:55:46AM -0700,
> Jim.Gettys@hp.com wrote:
> > You can also look at the XFree86 distribution and
> look at the
> > copyright that Chuck Bigelow and XFree86 put
> together for the
> > Lucidux family that Chuck did....
> ...and then also look in what section these fonts
> have had to be
> placed: _NON-FREE_!
Exactly the problem I would like to avoid! I think
the idea of forcing a name change for modifications is
a great idea. As was said before it would be somewhat
non constructive to have 40 different fonts with the
So, what if I released it under GPL with a stipulation
that any modification requires a name change? Is it
adequate to just stipulate that in the liscence
Thanks for everyones help.
--Oh and for the record, when I earlier said
"sellable" I just meant in the way that it is
allowable to sell GPL items.
> That's because they forbid *any* modifications to
> the glyphs, which is
> against the "must allow derived works" rule of the
> Debian Free
> Software Guidelines. But as Jim also said, you're OK
> if you allow
> modifications to be distributed under a different
> Your idea of creating a Free font is great! ATM,
> lots of people seem
> to be forced to use the M$ fonts...
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