Re: OFL (RE: Code2000 on SourceForge)

From: Luke-Jr <>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2012 10:44:00 -0500

On Monday, February 06, 2012 10:22:10 AM Julian Bradfield wrote:
> On 2012-02-06, Larson, Timothy E. <> wrote:
> >> FWIW, some of us consider OFL to be non-free (it doesn't allow sale
> >> alone), so won't install fonts using it at all.
> >
> > Could you explain this further? This is the first I've heard of this
> > issue.
> Who was the OP?
> Anyway, the OFL has a bizarre quirk that says you're not allowed to
> sell OFL fonts by themselves. You have to bundle some random program
> or non-OFL font with them. Since you can charge whatever you like for
> a GPL3 program, this requirement is rather easily satisfied, even if
> you can't be bothered to write your own Hello World! program.

That doesn't change the principle of the matter. I also highly doubt a judge
would see that as anything other than trying to get off on a technicality, and
enforce the spirit of the agreement if you were clearly trying to sell the
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