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Re: GNOME Font Copyright

On Wed, Feb 19, 2003 at 03:02:26PM -0500, Jeff Licquia wrote:
> Apparently, the fonts donated to GNOME by Bitstream are now available. 
> The current "beta-test" license is clearly non-free, but they are
> proposing a license for the final release which seems to be DFSG-free. 
> I've included the license text below.  Is this DFSG-free?  If not, what
> changes need to be made?  It seems that this is a draft, so we might be
> able to lobby for adjustments.
> The big problem that glares out at me is the "cannot sell by itself"
> clause.  I vaguely remember that d-legal considers that to be a silly
> restriction that has no effect on freeness, but I could be wrong.

> The Font Software may be sold as part of a larger software package but
> no copy of one or more of the Font Software typefaces may be sold by
> itself. 

Seems to pass the "aggregate" bit clearly enough.

I wonder how it's possible to more than one thing "by itself" ...

Glenn Maynard

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