[Pkg-fonts-devel] STIX Fonts Beta Test Version Ready for Download

Ralf Stubner ralf.stubner at web.de
Thu Nov 1 12:15:56 UTC 2007

On Thu, Nov 01, 2007 at 11:56 +0100, Francesco Poli wrote:
> Actually, I think clause 4 of the license fails to meet the DFSG.
> Clause 4 states:
> |    4. You may also (a) add glyphs or characters to the Fonts, or
> | modify the shape of existing glyphs, so long as the base set of glyphs

> | is not removed and (b) delete glyphs or characters from the Fonts,
> | provided that the resulting font set is distributed with the following
> | disclaimer: "This [name] font does not include all the Unicode points
> | covered in the STIX Fonts-TM set but may include others." In each
> | case, the name used to denote the resulting font set shall not include
> | the term "STIX" or any similar term.
> It seems to me that the license does not allow modifications to the base
> set of glyphs (not even through patch files for the source code, with
> the explicit permission to distribute what is built from modified source
> code).

I think the above highlighted passage does allow changing the base set
of glyphs.


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