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Re: [Pkg-fonts-devel] Open Font License 1.1 Released



On Wed, 28 Feb 2007 07:37:18 +0100 Christian Perrier wrote:

> (please keep the crossposting.
[...]

Done.

> Quoting Nicolas Spalinger (nicolas_spalinger@sil.org):
> > Hi everyone,
> > 
> > I think this will be of interest to the Debian maintainers on this
> > list.
> > 
> > 
> > The Open Font License 1.1 is now released.
> 
> 
> What do the debian-legal people think about it?
> 
> I have not followed discussions closely but the very few I have seen
> showed at least some debate.

The last thread on the OFL that I remember starts here:
http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2006/12/msg00061.html

It was about the OFL 1.1review2.
My conclusion was that works solely released under the terms of SIL
OPEN FONT LICENSE Version 1.1-review2, are DFSG-free, *if* their
Reserved Font Names are only names used in previous versions of the
work.
See http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2006/12/msg00168.html

> 
> I guess that we now should know whether OFL licensed material would be
> considered as DFSG compliant or not. That will definitely determine if
> we, Debian font packages maintainers, encourage font authors to adopt
> OFL or not.

I see that the full license text has been posted to debian-legal for
review.  I'll try to find the time to analyze it soon...


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