Re: GNOME Font Copyright
Joe Drew wrote:
> Because GNOME negotiated with Bitstream to make these fonts free, which
> Bitstream is going to do. That is to say, GNOME's involvement is the
> reason these fonts are free, not the other way around.
So, if I understand you correctly, you're saying in exchange for
distributing the non-free fonts on GNOME's FTP site, Bitstream will
ultimately release the fonts under a DFSG-free license?
If so, where did you get this information?
 Looking at the press release (http://www.gnome.org/pr-bitstreamfonts.html)
it seems the terms "Free Software" and "Open Source" are being used
interchangeably even though it's not clear the new license will qualify
as a Free Software license. The distribution clause in the draft
license suggests trying to become DFSG-free and qualify as an Open
Source license, so perhaps it is more accurate to describe Bitstream's
desire as seeking compliance with the DFSG or OSD than software freedom.
I was mistaken in talking about Bitstream's new font license as a Free