For approval: SIL Open Font License 1.1

Bruce Perens bruce at
Sat Nov 8 04:28:37 UTC 2008

Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> It's arbitrary, but not impractical.  It's quite easy to add software,
> especially because other fonts are included in the software category.
One of the key goals for Open Source was that people would be able to 
use it - just use it - without having to consult a lawyer. Unfortunately 
it's really hard to use a font in a document without distributing it. 
And in this case we have one way of distributing the font that's OK - 
embedded in the document, and one that's not OK - aside the document. 
And we are expecting the user - rather than a Linux distribution company 
- to get those right.

Are you sure that doesn't sound impractical?



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