[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#599059: merging Tuffy font fork

Paul Wise pabs at debian.org
Fri Oct 8 08:45:49 UTC 2010

Please use reply-to-all in future. Added everyone to CC

On Fri, 2010-10-08 at 10:27 +0200, Karcsi wrote:

> This is accepteable but I need some development on the fonts, such as
> kerning pairs. Next day I may send my latest development snapshot to 
> Thatcher Ulrich (original author of the Tuffy font).

Excellent, thanks.

> Newer additional data that fedoraproject deals with these fonts here:
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Tulrich_Tuffy_fonts
> fedoraproject.org/wiki/Tuffy_Infants_fonts
> fedoraproject.org/wiki/Tuffy_MH3_fonts

Hmm, a couple of other forks for you to merge Thatcher. Can I leave it
up to you to contact those folks about those forks?

> Ref.: …
> In order for that to happen, Károly needs to indicate that his changes are released to the public domain:
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=599059#15
> My answer: The fonts originally in GPL, so my improvements are still
> the same. As the attached LICENSE file tells the same. (Because I did
> not have different.)

Please note that the Tuffy fonts were never GPLed. AFAICT they were
always public domain, not GPL. The GNU GPL and public domain are very

Also, Thatcher, in some countries the law has no provision for allowing
people to put stuff in the "public domain". Accordingly, the Creative
Commons project has created the CC0 license, which puts a work in the
public domain where possible and elsewhere under a license that is
equivalent. You both might want to consider using it in place of the
current public domain dedication.



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