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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Apache Licensed Fonts (was Re: Font related questions)
Date Fri, 18 Nov 2011 13:00:35 GMT
On Fri, Nov 18, 2011 at 2:39 AM, Herbert Duerr <hdu@apache.org> wrote:
> On 18.11.2011 06:16, Pedro Giffuni wrote:
>>
>> JFYI, Google released some AL2 fonts for Android:
>> https://github.com/android/platform_frameworks_base/tree/master/data/fonts
>
> This shows the need that fonts need to be available for bundling with Apache
> projects. In my opinion also the popular "Open Font License"
> is suitable for that as its conditions fulfill the requirements of a
> category-A license.
>
> What is the process for having the OFL (Open Font License)
> http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?item_id=OFL_web
> be recognized as a category-A license?
>

Start a discussion on the legal-discuss@ mailing list, asking for Open
Font License to be categorized.

> Which fonts can be bundled by an Apache project is not only an interesting
> topic for productivity apps targeting end users. It is also coming into
> focus for servers with the
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_Open_Font_Format
>

Some of the font licenses do not allow modification.  So they are not
really OSS licenses.  But there seems to be permission to use some of
these similar to how we treat category-b code.  See:
http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html#no-modification


> Herbert
>

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