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Re: (forw) Re: [Indlinux-group] AksharYogini font family released

Paul Wise wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 12:54 PM, Christian Perrier <bubulle@debian.org> wrote:
>> This font's license is not one of the usual licenses we know about and
>> the text is written as is:
> ...
>> What is the debian-legal experts opinion on this license?
> I'm no expert, but there doesn't appear to be any permission to
> modify, trivially non-free.
> The upstream website says that the font is included in Debian already,
> that sounds like an RC bug.
> License proliferation is bad, it would be great if upstream could use
> a more common license.
> I would suggest they simply distribute the dedication to Yogini
> Joglekar in a zip file along with a README suggesting that
> distrubutions include this dedication in their package descriptions,
> which would make it non-binding but strongly encouraged.

Whatever license is chosen, I would also recommend using a FONTLOG to
talk about the history of the project and the dedication to the Marathi
author as they are rarely removed by package maintainers:

And a quick look at the NAME table of the ttf files show that the info
isn't there. With the work going on to expose more of that metadata I
would also highly recommend they use these dedicated fields (description
and others) to mention the dedication.


Nicolas Spalinger, NRSI volunteer
Debian/Ubuntu font team / OpenFontLibrary

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