[Pkg-fonts-devel] License for fonts at www.fontsnthings.com
olivier.sallou at irisa.fr
Thu Aug 4 06:33:11 UTC 2011
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unfortunatly, for the fonts involved, authors are FontsnThings
themselves. And tough there is a contact form, there is no answer.
I already did this work for an other font where upstream author agreed
to change his license.
Le 8/4/11 1:03 AM, Daniel Kahn Gillmor a écrit :
> 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
>> 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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