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From Pedro Giffuni <>
Subject Re: Font related questions
Date Mon, 14 Nov 2011 14:33:16 GMT
Hi Andre;

--- On Mon, 11/14/11, Andre Fischer <> wrote:

> Hi,
> In the process of removing the liberation fonts (they are
> under GPL license, issue 118600) I stumbled upon some font
> related questions. Maybe someone on this list can provide
> answers.
> 1. The gentium basic fonts are under the SIL Open Font
> License.  This looks OK to me but I am not a
> lawyer.  Is this a category A, B or X license?

It is inspired on the GPL but it is conceived for fonts.
It think we could treat it as weak copyleft. I guess
we should ask legal but in any case it would be better
to just use the system fonts.

> 2. The license of the open symbol font is unclear, it only
> has a copyright notice (to Oracle).  Issue 89686
> complains about this.  There are comments about the
> intention of putting it under LGPL.  But the last
> comment of the issue is more than three years old and its
> status is STARTED.  Does anybody know more about this?

I asked for this to be included in the SGA, so it's likely
to be there.

> Additional information:

I was going to remove them but opengrok noticed they are
referred to here:


so my indelicate axe was not fit for the job ;).

(FWIW, I think hdu@ committed the liberation fonts

thanks for looking at it,


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