Bug#477428: SIL OFL should be included in common-licenses
Russ Allbery wrote:
Gürkan Sengün <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Since the Artistic, BSD, GPL, and LGPL licenses are included in
/usr/share/common-licenses, would it be possible to get the SIL OFL
included as well?
It's in many respects better to include the license directly in
debian/copyright, since it keeps all the legal information in one place.
common-licenses is primarily an optimization of archive space and disk
space so that we don't include thousands of copies of licenses like the
Because of this, the primary criteria for inclusion in common-licenses is
how widespread the license is within Debian. Usually it needs to be used
in at least hundreds of packages before being considered eligible for
How many packages currently use the SIL OFL? I don't appear to have any
installed on my local system.
I see, well, here it's only about 10 or so:
grep "SIL OPEN" /usr/share/doc/ttf*/copyright | wc -l