For approval: SIL Open Font License 1.1

Nicolas Spalinger nicolas_spalinger at
Sun Nov 9 19:18:22 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.

Note that distribution without a fee is not restricted but rather
encouraged, but *selling by itself* is restricted. (permission #1).

A necessary compromise to satisfy designers which falls well within the
boundaries of OSD #1.

>    Bruce

Nicolas Spalinger, NRSI volunteer

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