[Pkg-fonts-devel] Cantarel font

Fabian Greffrath fabian at greffrath.com
Fri Mar 11 09:51:09 UTC 2011

Am 07.03.2011 16:20, schrieb Nicolas Spalinger:
> Considering that the copyright of the work is assigned to a company and
> not GNOME as a non-profit, I'm not sure how GNOME could be the
> foundry...    Also there are some discrepancies with a foundry name
> which is different than the company name in the metadata of the various
> source files.

Well, maybe the term "foundry" isn't as universally suitable as we 
wish and it simply canot be applied to all possible fonts. Maybe we 
should concentrate on who *released* the font.

In the current example, Dave Crossland has release the Cantarell fonts 
on <http://abattis.org/cantarell/>, but development has recently been 
taken over by the GNOME team under the same font name and we package 
*their* version. Thus the package name should be 
fonts-gnome-cantarell. If we also packaged (for whatever reasons) 
Dave's original version of the fonts, that package name should 
probably be fonts-abattis-cantarell or fonts-dcrossland-cantarell or 
something similar.

Another example are the Tuffy fonts, originally released by Thatcher 
Ulrich on <http://tulrich.com/fonts/>. As a package name for the 
original font I propose fonts-tulrich-tuffy. However, there are 
several derivatives of this fonts released under the same name, but 
not by Thatcher. If we e.g. ever packaged the variant found here 
<http://opendesktop.org/content/show.php?content=123829>, the package 
should IMHO be called fonts-brrtkr-tuffy, although neither tulrich nor 
brrtkr is stricly speaking a "foundry".

As a last example take the Liberation fonts, created by Ascender for 
Red Hat. Sure, they were created by Ascender, so this will be the 
"foundry2 name, but the fonts that we distribute today have been 
heavily extended and modified by Red Hat, Fedora and a wide community 
and are in effect *not the Ascender fonts* anymore. Since they are 
developed and released by Red Hat (and not Ascender) I propose to 
change their package name to either fonts-redhat-liberation or 
fonts-fedora-liberation (or maybe even fonts-fedorahosted-liberation).

What do you think?

  - Fabian

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