For approval: SIL Open Font License 1.1

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Fri Nov 7 11:11:13 UTC 2008

Bruce Perens wrote:
> Matthew Flaschen wrote:
>> Bruce Perens wrote:
>>> Only software? I can't for example, distribute the fonts as part of a
>>> disk full of documents that incorporate them by reference? This seems to
>>> me to be a pretty big problem.
>> I agree it's not ideal, but to be fair they are relying on a
>> longstanding and deliberate loophole in OSD #1 (distribution is allowed
>> if it's part of an "aggregate software distribution").
> That is written to fit the original Artistic license.
> It would not take the font license out of OSD compliance if they would
> allow other sorts of aggregates.

What's your point?  I think they comply with OSD #1 as is.

Matt Flaschen

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