Coordinating Outreach to font authors

Máirín Duffy duffy at
Thu Oct 8 15:02:32 UTC 2009

Hi folks :)

I've contacted a few font authors whose fonts either don't have an 
explicit license or have an ambiguous/custom license about considering 
choosing a Fedora-compatible font license [1].

Jason Kottke opened up Silkscreen [2] as a result of one of these 
emails. I recently contacted Mark Simonson similarly regarding his 
Anonymous fonts [3] and Pablo Caro regarding Tiza [4] & Bola [5]. (Mark 
is considering it and says to expect an update 'relatively soon', Pablo 
is very open to it and I'm discussing with him now the steps he needs to 
take to move forward.)

I think it would be cool if we kept track of the contact we've made with 
font authors in order to help them license their fonts with explicit 
licenses like the OFL. It would help us avoid duplicating efforts (and 
potentially annoying the font authors :) ) and also help us keep track 
of the progress we've made.

Would it be okay if I opened up an additional font category for this? 
I'm not sure what to call it though, maybe Font_license_under_discussion ?



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