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

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg-debian.org at fifthhorseman.net
Tue Feb 13 17:05:34 CET 2007

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At 2007-02-12 19:04, jon at rejon.org said:

> Yes, our system allows for public domain and creative commons
> licenses.  So, the Open Font License is proposed for our site, but
> are waiting on the finalization of that license and metadata around
> that. So, we are currently only accepting public domain declared
> fonts.

You need to make that much clearer on the OFLB font-submission [0]
page.  I went to upload a font of my own creation, but there was no
choice of what license to apply to it.  Only *after* it was published
did i see that the system was attributing a public domain license --
and i could not change it to any of the CC licenses: i got a dropdown
list consisting of one choice: "Public Domain".  I'm not a commercial
font developer, and i've already released this font elsewhere with
free licensing.  But i'd rather use one a license that promotes
freedom directly (GPL or OFL or some CC shareAlike) than just use PD.

The result was that i deleted my font from the OFLB, which is sad,
because i'd like to see this project take off.

> I could elaborate on the problems of using software-licenses for
> fonts, but will save that for the trip to the mailing list
> archives...



[0] i think: http://openfontlibrary.org/?ccm=/media/submit
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