For approval: SIL Open Font License 1.1

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Sat Nov 8 23:23:26 UTC 2008

Bruce Perens wrote:
> Matthew Flaschen wrote:
>> The average user has no idea how to distribute a font along-side.  If
>> the font isn't embedded by default by the application, other options are
>> not going to occur to them.
> Not sure I agree, anyone can drag icons into a folder icon. But I'll
> give you a different example. User gives another user a copy of the
> fonts on a USB stick. Violates license.

Only in the rare case that they are distributing a single font, with no
software on the USB stick.  I still don't think the average user even
knows the file extension of a font.  They rely on the OS and program
distributors to take care of it.

Matt Flaschen

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