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Re: Copyleft font licensing

On Thu, Dec 16, 2004 at 11:20:06AM +0100, Florian Weimer wrote:
> Maybe fonts could be licensed under the GPL plus the following
> exception?
> | As a special exception, if a document file embeds Type 1, TrueType,
> | OpenType or bitmap fonts derived from this source code, these fonts
> | do not by themselves cause the resulting document file to be covered
> | by the GNU General Public License.  This exception does not however
> | invalidate any other reason why the document file might be covered
> | by the GNU General Public License.

This is the right principle. You'll just have to enumerate all the
cases where you don't want a copyleft. There's no way to avoid that.

You will need to be very careful that you don't open a loophole in the
process that destroys the copyleft process entirely. So look for
similar edge cases where you *do* want the copyleft property.

There isn't really much can be said beyond that.

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