Coordinating Outreach to font authors
duffy at fedoraproject.org
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 .
Jason Kottke opened up Silkscreen  as a result of one of these
emails. I recently contacted Mark Simonson similarly regarding his
Anonymous fonts  and Pablo Caro regarding Tiza  & Bola . (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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