Re: ITP: thaifonts-siampradesh -- Thai TrueType fonts derived from DIP/SIPA contested fonts
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- From: MJ Ray <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 11:39:35 +0100
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Theppitak Karoonboonyanan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> * License : OFL-alike, with written notification requirement (see below)
I believe this font is postcard-ware, so does not follow the DFSG, so
cannot be part of debian. cc'ing debian-legal to check.
> * License:
> Font Computer Program License Agreement
> Reserved Font Names for this Font Computer Program:
> TH Krub, TH Krub Italic, TH Krub Bold, TH Krub Bold Italic,
> TH Niramit AS, TH Niramit AS Italic, TH Niramit AS Bold, TH Niramit AS Bold Italic,
> TH Kodchasal, TH Kodchasal Italic, TH Kodchasal Bold, TH Kodchasal Bold Italic,
> TH Sarabun PSK, TH Sarabun PSK Italic, TH Sarabun PSK Bold, TH Sarabun PSK Bold Italic,
> TH K2D July8, TH K2D July8 Italic, TH K2D July8 Bold, TH K2D July8 Bold Italic,
> TH Mali Grade 6, TH Mali Grade 6 Italic, TH Mali Grade 6 Bold, TH Mali Grade 6 Bold Italic,
> TH Chakra Petch, TH Chakra Petch Italic, TH Chakra Petch Bold, TH Chakra Petch Bold Italic,
> TH Baijam, TH Baijam Italic, TH Baijam Bold, TH Baijam Bold Italic,
> TH KoHo, TH KoHo Italic, TH KoHo Bold, TH KoHo Bold Italic,
> TH Fah Kwang, TH Fah Kwang Italic, TH Fah Kwang Bold, TH Fah Kwang Bold Italic.
This is a long list of reserved names. I don't know Thai words.
Does anyone know if the names are words which would usually be used
otherwise? If so, this is a significant restriction on derived works
which would break DFSG 3 and/or 4.
> This Font Computer Program is the copyright of the Department of Intellectual
> Property (DIP), Ministry of Commerce and the Software Industry Promotion Agency
> (Public Organization) (SIPA)
> The purposes of this Font Computer Program License are to stimulate worldwide
> development of cooperative font creation, to benefit for academic, to share and
> to develop in partnership with others.
While not a DFSG problem, I think it's misleading to call this
cooperative font creation when the sale restriction limits economic
participation and the notification requirement means it is not
autonomous. Compare http://www.ica.coop/coop/principles.html
> Terms and Conditions of the Font Computer Program
> (1) Allow to use without any charges and allow to reproduce, study, adapt and
> distribute this Font Computer Program. Neither the original version nor adapted
> version of Font Computer Program may be sold by itself, except bundled and/or
> sold with any computer program.
> (2) If you wish to adapt this Font Computer Program, you must notify copyright
> owners (DIP & SIPA) in writing.
This makes the font postcard-ware, breaking DFSG 1: free redistribution.
> (3) No adapted version of Font Computer Program may use the Reserved Font
> Name(s), the name(s) of the copyright owners and the author(s) of the Font
> Computer Program must not be used to promote or advertise any adapted version,
> except obtaining written permission from copyright owners and the author(s).
> (4) The adapted version of Font Computer Program must be released under the
> term and condition of this license.
> THE FONT COMPUTER PROGRAM AND RELATED FILES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT
> WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. NO GUARANTEES ARE MADE THAT THIS FONT COMPUTER PROGRAM
> WILL WORK AS EXPECTED OR WILL BE DEVELOPED FURTHUR IN ANY SPECIFIC WAY. THERE
> IS NO OFFER OR GUARANTEE OF TECHNICAL SUPPORT.
Spelling error: further not furthur.
Hope that helps,
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