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Re: GNOME Font Copyright

On Wed, 2003-02-19 at 19:03, J.B. Nicholson-Owens wrote:
> Jeff Licquia wrote:
> > Apparently, the fonts donated to GNOME by Bitstream are now available. 
> > The current "beta-test" license is clearly non-free [...]
> Why is GNOME getting involved with non-free software at all?  Why not just
> get involved when Bitstream is ready to distribute Free Software fonts?

Probably because Bitstream refuse to operate under any model but this
one (i.e., to not let substandard fonts get used as the official ones),
and they're more interested in getting things done than in blue-sky

We're talking about a temporary step on the way to fully Free fonts.

Joe Drew <hoserhead@woot.net> <drew@debian.org>

"This particular group of cats is mostly self-herding." -- Bdale Garbee

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