[Pkg-fonts-devel] Re: [Openfontlibrary] Re: [DejaVu-fonts] forming new maintenance team for MPH 2B Damase?

Mark Williamson node.ue at gmail.com
Mon Feb 12 03:16:09 CET 2007

Yes, that's fine. The most difficult part of working on that font for
me was its size, but then that is also part of its appeal. As Paul may
or may not have noted, though, I don't have any time to work on the
font at all now.

I'm also just a bit curious as to why someone thinks I should claim
copyright of the font and release it under a free license.


On 11/02/07, Jon Phillips <jon at rejon.org> wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-02-11 at 20:10 +1100, Paul Wise wrote:
> > On Sat, 2007-02-10 at 20:26 -0800, Ed Trager wrote:
> >
> > > Wouldn't it be better if you as the original author claimed the
> > > copyright on it, and put the kind of license on it that you would
> > > prefer (BSD or whatever)?
> >
> > Sorry, there must be some confusion, I am not the original author, I'm
> > just the maintainer of the Debian package.
> >
> > > Then a group could form a project around your font just the same, but
> > > now would be able to respect your wishes as regards licensing with no
> > > ambiguities or future contentions?
> >
> > As I'm not the author, my wishes are pretty irrelevant :)
> > What I wrote before about licencing was just my own opinion.
> >
> > Mark Williamson <node.ue at gmail.com> is the author and he released it
> > into the public domain, I'm assuming that is the licencing he preferred
> > for that font (he released another font MPH Yangon under the GPL),
> > although I haven't really discussed licencing with him. I'd suggest
> > anyone wanting to clarify his wishes wrt licencing please contact him.
> >
> > Apart from the licencing stuff, is anyone interested in being part of
> > the group to work on MPH 2B Damase?
> >
> Sure, we could host it as part of Open Font Library so we can all make
> revisions, derivatives, etc. Would that interest you all?
> This will help our community as well to get sorted with packaging and
> some other features...
> Jon
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