For approval: SIL Open Font License 1.1

Bruce Perens bruce at
Thu Nov 6 08:44:55 UTC 2008

Russ Nelson wrote:
> Perhaps Bruce is right, and if so, you should take his advice, but we don't weigh "quality of writing" as a part of compliance with the OSD.
We recently came very close to having Bob Jacobsen in a position to be 
counter-sued and lose because the language of the original Artistic 
license was poor.

Thus, I think it would be really irresponsible of anyone to release a 
license for developers to use before that license gets a good grade in 
legal review. Warning them here should be appropriate.



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