For approval: SIL Open Font License 1.1

Bruce Perens bruce at
Mon Nov 10 20:06:03 UTC 2008

Lawrence Rosen wrote:
> John Cowan previously wrote that, in his opinion and in some circumstances,
> rendering a copyrightable work with a font "would be a derivative work of
> the font, at least arguably." That argument can be made, if at all,
> regardless of the licenses for the work and the font.
Doesn't this change if there is a design patent on the typeface? 
Remember that we have more than copyright to deal with here.



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