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Re: Review needed: Gentium font re-released under the SIL Open Font License

(rms and
other key members of the community including Jim Gettys from GNOME
already told us OFL 1.0 was free)

I seriously don't think[0] so. The mentioned violation of the DFSG also
applies to the GNU Freedoms.


[0] http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2005/11/msg00337.html

Hi Daniel,

I'm not so sure about that...

See this post from Jim Gettys for example:

RMS does think the license (version 1.0) is free, that's what he has told us via email. Anyway, let's wait for the FSF's official position.

DFSG 1: Gentium can be sold as part of _any_ software agregate
DFSG 6: I don't think there's any discrimination here at all as the OFL explicitely mentions the ability to sell

Can you please elaborate a bit more on why you think the OFL violates the DFSG? What do you think of the Vera Bitstream or the Arphic licenses then? What do other -legal members think?


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