For approval: SIL Open Font License 1.1
bruce at perens.com
Thu Nov 6 10:08:55 UTC 2008
Nicolas Spalinger wrote:
> We did follow the good advice that you gave me at the WSIS to contact
> the SFLC experts and Eben Moglen gave us an OK (SFLC interacted with the
> FSF licensing committee about this AFAIK) without requiring changes to
> the wording.
This is difficult to believe. Perhaps he told you it is acceptable as
Free Software? That is probably the case, but I can't believe he gave
you a positive reading on the legal language. I've asked him to clarify.
Meanwhile I'd like you to consider one thing. As your license is written
today, I could embed all fonts released under it into a document,
extract them again, and release them as essentially public domain. I am
clear that your license would allow that, and that I have the technical
knowledge to do it.
Are you really going to tell me that you're not willing to fix that
problem? If not, would you feel it was inappropriate for me to warn
people about it?
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