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Re: STIX Font License



On Sun, 22 Jan 2006 02:47:16 -0800 Don Armstrong wrote:

>      4. If the Fonts are augmented pursuant to Section 3(b), the name
>         used to denote the resulting fonts set shall not include the
>         term ___STIX___ or any similar term, and any distribution or
>         sale of the resulting fonts set must be free of charge unless
>         the work is distributed or sold as part of a larger software
>         package.
[...]
> Likely to be DFSG Free, but problematic.

I don't agree that this clause is DFSG-free.
It says that the name of an augmented font cannot *include* the term
STIX or *any similar* term.
That is significantly broader than what is allowed by DFGS#4, which
states (in part):

 |  The license may require derived works to carry a different name or
 |  version number from the original software.


For instance, names such as STIX++, STIXng, newSTIX, STIXER, STICS,
STHIX, and so forth, are banned by the above clause, but they are
*different* from the original name, and thus comply with the maximum
DFSG-allowed restriction on names. 


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