Re: Package Ecofont for next release! [resolved]
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Sendt: Wed, 24 Dec 2008 02:25:20 +0900
Fra: Paul Wise
> On Tue, 2008-12-23 at 18:10 +0100, Daniel Aleksandersen wrote:
> > Sendt: Wed, 24 Dec 2008 02:05:25 +0900
> > Fra: Paul Wise
> > > On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 1:38 AM, Daniel Aleksandersen wrote:
> > > > Just an idea I got after reading about Ecofont on GuardrianUnlimited earlier today. As a nice little publicity nicety, Debian could be the first distribution to ship with this new environmental friendly and printing cost reducing font.
> > >
> > > > Learn more about the Ecofont at http://www.ecofont.eu/ecofont_en.html
> > > >
> > > > The font is licensed under GPL.
> > >
> > > I heard (in Freenode ##fonts) it was derived from DejaVu, which would
> > > make this an illegal relicensing. I also heard that it is GPL +
> > > restrictions, which would make it non-distributable even if the
> > > relicensing was legit.
> > The license document says "The Ecofont is distributed under GPL and based upon Bitstream Vera." It should be fine.
> Where is this license document?
> Anyway, the problem is the Bitstream Vera license being
> The FAQ also mentions it is also based on Microsoft's Verdana, so who
> knows where they have taken glyphs from and how legal it is.