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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Replacement for Liberation Fonts (was Re: Font related questions)
Date Fri, 30 Dec 2011 20:19:39 GMT
On Fri, Dec 30, 2011 at 2:57 PM, Pedro Giffuni <pfg@apache.org> wrote:
> Hi;
>
> Looking around the net it looks like Google is not happy
> about GPLd fonts either so they now have a replacement
> to the so-called Liberation fonts:
>
> http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/09/download-and-use-the-new-chrome-os-fonts-in-ubuntu/
>
> http://gsdview.appspot.com/chromeos-localmirror/distfiles/croscorefonts-1.21.0.tar.gz
>
> Apparently they are improved versions of the Liberation
> fonts, which Redhat what licensed from the same designers.
>
> Unlike the droid fonts, these are actually under SIL's
> OFL, which is -I think- weak copyleft, so we should be
> able to include them  as binaries in the release.
>

There is an open JIRA issue with legal-discuss on the OFL license.
Not resolved yet.

https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-112

> best regards,
>
> Pedro.
>

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