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

Francesco Poli frx at firenze.linux.it
Fri Nov 2 21:29:36 UTC 2007

On Thu, 1 Nov 2007 13:15:56 +0100 Ralf Stubner wrote:

> 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.

I'm not sure: am I allowed to substitute (in the final ready-to-use form
of the font) one glyph with a modified version of it for the same
The clause is not overly clear, and I am under the impression that the
above described scenario is not allowed.

A clarification from upstream would be useful.

P.S.:  Please do not Cc: me, as long as debian-legal is in the loop,

 Need to read a Debian testing installation walk-through?
..................................................... Francesco Poli .
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