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Re: [Richard Braakman <dark@debian.org>] roxen-fonts-iso8859-1_0-1_i386.changes REJECTED

Martin Bialasinski writes:
> The fonts used in Roxen are bitmapped fonts. They are scaled and
> antialiased, when desired, but they are not vectorfonts.

> Does this mean there doesn't need to be a copyright?

Eltra vs Ringer would appear to say no.  See
<http://www.aimnet.com/~carroll/copyright/typeface.html#Body-IV.A> for an
extensive discussion.

However, I suggest that anyone who wants to make fonts freely available
attach a notice such as "This font is in the public domain" to them.  This
will ease the fears of those who don't know the law, and prevent future
problems should the law change.
John Hasler
john@dhh.gt.org (John Hasler)
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI

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