[Pkg-fonts-devel] License for fonts at www.fontsnthings.com

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Wed Aug 3 23:03:59 UTC 2011

On 08/03/2011 04:06 AM, Olivier Sallou wrote:
> I think I will indeed drop those ones.
> The upstream author of the package I am in charge of, will remove those
> dependencies....
> Quite a pity however to get so many fonts "free" on internet, but with
> unclear or old licenses and no contact....

Just as a note: a bit of detective work can sometimes turn up a contact,
and some of the upstreams will actually be willing to re-license under a
DFSG-free license if they are asked politely.

Doing this kind of detective + outreach work can be a serious
contribution to the goal of having a good free font selection (at least
as much as packaging fonts which are already DFSG-free); if you
undertake it, please report back with what happened!



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