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From Karl Wright <>
Subject Re: Proposed March incubator report
Date Fri, 02 Mar 2012 14:19:36 GMT
Thanks for the advice; I've updated the ticket to include some useful
references.  As for writing up clauses restricting use of IPA within
Apache, which is what you seem to have done for LEGAL-36, I'm not
clear exactly where that should live.  Does that go into the project
license, or somewhere into the main Apache site?


On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 8:52 AM, Jukka Zitting <> wrote:
> Hi,
> Looks good to me too! Signed off.
> On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 2:53 PM, Karl Wright <> wrote:
>> We have an outstanding request to Apache Legal to determine whether we
>> can distribute PDF files containing Japanese characters rendered with the IPA
>> family of fonts.  It would be great to know the answer prior to the release of
>> ManifoldCF 0.5-incubating.  A ticket is open (LEGAL-123) but no activity
>> has taken place on it.
> See LEGAL-36 [1] for an example of how you can drive the process of
> getting a license approved.
> In this case I'd recommend explaining how the IPA license fits the
> existing license guidelines [2] and refer to other sources like [3]
> and [4] where the license has already been reviewed. Since the license
> has a copyleft nature, it would be good to highlight that the fonts
> are clearly meant only to be used, not modified.
> For borderline cases like this, the legal team generally prefers to
> avoid making too broad statements about allowed use. So suggesting a
> narrow definition that only covers using such fonts in generated
> documentation is probably easiest to get approved.
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
> [4]
> BR,
> Jukka Zitting

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