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Re: Bug#325653: Please check draft font license for StixFonts - is it suitably free?

Le mardi 30 août 2005 à 03:37 +0100, Simos Xenitellis a écrit :
> Package: fontconfig
> Version: 1.1

Please, this has nothing to do in a bug log, especially in fontconfig.

> The StixFonts project started 10 years ago by several publishing houses 
> of academic journals,
> with the aim to create fonts for mathmetical publications.
> These fonts, StixFonts, are nearing completion and at this point a draft 
> user license
> has been made available at
> http://www.stixfonts.org/user_license.html
> It looks that the license is similar to that of Bitstream Vera (good!).
> Could you please check the license and provide feedback to them?
> I would expect as response something like "Yes, we checked the license, 
> and as is, it's suitable to include in Debian!"
> or "As is it's not good, but if you change this to that we could include 
> in Debian!".
> Such quality fonts are very difficult to find and here we have a good 
> chance to get it right
> and have the fonts included in Debian and other distributions.

Sorry, but this is highly non-free :

3. The Font Software may not be modified or altered in any way, except
that: (a) the Fonts may be converted from one format to another (e.g.,
from TrueType to Postscript), in which case the normal and reasonable
distortion that occurs during such conversion shall be permitted; and
(b) additional glyphs or characters may be added to the Fonts, so long
as the base set of glyphs is not modified or removed.

 .''`.           Josselin Mouette        /\./\
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