For approval: SIL Open Font License 1.1
bruce at perens.com
Sun Nov 9 00:50:56 UTC 2008
Matthew Flaschen wrote:
> The requirement is written as it is deliberately. Making a new license
> without it would be pointless.
Matthew, I want to make sure you are entirely aware of this. I'm sorry
if it will sound hurtful, but I've got to say it.
Nobody has the slightest hope of ever enforcing this license. You have
written holes into it that a truck could drive through. And the problem
is that the people who use it will think they can enforce it, and then
they will get a rude surprise.
They will see their fonts taken proprietary by people other than the
original developers, as the license allows, and sold on those 1000 Fonts
disks with all rights reserved, which is what they intended not to happen.
Your statement about legal review was at least incorrect, as the
attorney you mentioned says he hasn't communicated with your group directly.
Please, don't do this to the developers.
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