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From Jeremias Maerki <...@jeremias-maerki.ch>
Subject Re: DejaVu TrueType fonts for use in Apache FOP
Date Tue, 16 May 2006 16:45:11 GMT
Cliff's answer:
> Yes -- as you suspect, this license fits the definition of Category A,
> since it doesn't place restrictions on independent works that use it
> or the licensing of larger works, nor does it have any reciprocity
> provisions.  It looks like X.Net with some Artistic tendencies.

So we're free to use the DejaVu fonts. Good news!

On 07.05.2006 13:19:36 Jeremias Maerki wrote:
> Cliff,
> 
> I'd like to get some feedback on the license for the DejaVu TrueType
> font set: http://dejavu.sourceforge.net
> 
> The DejaVu fonts are derived from the BitStream "Vera" fonts. Here's the
> content of the LICENSE file in the DejaVu 2.5 distribution:
> 
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
> Fonts are (c) Bitstream (see below). DejaVu changes are in public domain.
> 
> Bitstream Vera Fonts Copyright
> ------------------------------
> 
> Copyright (c) 2003 by Bitstream, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Bitstream Vera is
> a trademark of Bitstream, Inc.
> 
> Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy
> of the fonts accompanying this license ("Fonts") and associated
> documentation files (the "Font Software"), to reproduce and distribute the
> Font Software, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, merge,
> publish, distribute, and/or sell copies of the Font Software, and to permit
> persons to whom the Font Software is furnished to do so, subject to the
> following conditions:
> 
> The above copyright and trademark notices and this permission notice shall
> be included in all copies of one or more of the Font Software typefaces.
> 
> The Font Software may be modified, altered, or added to, and in particular
> the designs of glyphs or characters in the Fonts may be modified and
> additional glyphs or characters may be added to the Fonts, only if the fonts
> are renamed to names not containing either the words "Bitstream" or the word
> "Vera".
> 
> This License becomes null and void to the extent applicable to Fonts or Font
> Software that has been modified and is distributed under the "Bitstream
> Vera" names.
> 
> The Font Software may be sold as part of a larger software package but no
> copy of one or more of the Font Software typefaces may be sold by itself.
> 
> THE FONT SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS
> OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
> FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT, PATENT,
> TRADEMARK, OR OTHER RIGHT. IN NO EVENT SHALL BITSTREAM OR THE GNOME
> FOUNDATION BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, INCLUDING
> ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES,
> WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF
> THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE FONT SOFTWARE OR FROM OTHER DEALINGS IN THE
> FONT SOFTWARE.
> 
> Except as contained in this notice, the names of Gnome, the Gnome
> Foundation, and Bitstream Inc., shall not be used in advertising or
> otherwise to promote the sale, use or other dealings in this Font Software
> without prior written authorization from the Gnome Foundation or Bitstream
> Inc., respectively. For further information, contact: fonts at gnome dot
> org. 
> 
> $Id: LICENSE 23 2004-08-14 15:50:46Z src $
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> In essence it seems to be a derivation of the X.Net License. The word
> "sublicense" seems to have been removed and a few things added. But as
> far as I understand the license text (and IANAL and English is not my
> primary language), I think the license should match Category A.
> 
> I'd like to request confirmation that we can use these fonts (in binary)
> within Apache FOP (in SVN and maybe to be bundled in our distributions).
> 
> Thanks a lot!
> Jeremias Maerki



Jeremias Maerki


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