Re: ITP: thaifonts-siampradesh -- Thai TrueType fonts derived from DIP/SIPA contested fonts
Theppitak Karoonboonyanan <email@example.com> wrote:
> FYI, I once posted to consult with debian-legal last year ,
> but have got no answer so far. So, I decide to prepare the
> pacakge for non-free.
>  http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2008/07/msg00008.html
I suspect I didn't reply because I was avoiding the OFL-fu and didn't
understand editing it could possibly change the postcard clause.
> MJ Ray wrote:
> > 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
> Well, it's the same restriction as found in DejaVu font, anyway:
Quite possibly. It's trivial to avoid (so not a DFSG problem) but
still a restriction on economic participation by font developers, so
discourages cooperative font creation.
> >> 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.
> Can I edit the license terms/disclaimers? Is it legal to do so?
Not really. One should ask the licensor to fix it. I pointed it out
because unfixed spelling errors are another hint that the licence
hasn't been reviewed properly yet.
Hope that explains,
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