TeXGyre fonts licensing concern

Vasile Gaburici vgaburici at gmail.com
Thu Jul 31 07:59:58 UTC 2008

Most of Gyre's additions are not glyhs but OpenType tables: kerning,
locale specific typographic rules (locl etc.)

On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 1:07 AM, Dave Crossland <dave at lab6.com> wrote:
> 2008/7/30 Tom spot Callaway <tcallawa at redhat.com>:
>>> 2008/7/30 Vasile Gaburici <vgaburici at gmail.com>:
>>> > Isn't the user bound by most restrictive license in
>>> > the package, that is pure GPL?
>> Yes, that is true, but:
>> A) The package is then distributable
>> B) The only remaining issue is to sell URW on the font exception, which
>> can be done at any time.
> Ah yes okay, now I get it, when you said
> "thus, we would not be bottlenecked trying to reach URW"
> you didn't mean we don't have to contact URW to arrive at our
> destination - we still do - just we aren't bottlenecked from
> distributing the Gyre fonts.
> Perhaps the Gyre project could release all the glyphs that are not
> derived from the original GPL ones as a separate font package with the
> GUST license?

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