[Pkg-fonts-devel] Talking with an upstream about changing his license

Rogério Brito rbrito at ime.usp.br
Thu May 20 05:18:15 UTC 2010

Dear people,

You quite possibly remember me sending this e-mail some months ago:

2010/3/2 Rogério Brito <rbrito at ime.usp.br>:
> Anyway, one the fonts part of things, I am interested in packaging an
> old-style font (similar to Bembo) and I found one that is still under
> development, but that doesn't have a free license.
> Here is a snippet of a private conversation with upstream:
>> I'm glad you find XXXXXXX appealing and worthy of inclusion in Debian.  You
>> ask about modifying the license.  I'm assuming that the license for anything
>> included in such a distribution would authorize anyone to do anything they
>> wanted with the software (modify it, etc.).  Is there any prohibition aginst
>> redistributing it, particularly for commercial purposes?
> It may not be apparent from this brief passage, but I get the feeling
> that upstream is not exactly opposed to releasing his nice work as
> Free Software.

I am glad to announce that the messages and legwork that I did in the
backstage had some fruits: the font in question is Cardo and it was
just released under the SIL OFL by its author, Mr. Perry, and it is
even featured in a new section of Google's site:


We are still talking about the development and he intends to continue
developing it (and I intend to have it support OpenType's MATH table,
as to be useable for typesetting Mathematics with TeX).

I am *SO* happy!

Regards, Rogério Brito.

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