Re: Noto unified font

From: Harshula <>
Date: Sun, 9 Oct 2016 14:35:36 +1100

On 09/10/16 13:50, Luke Dashjr wrote:
> On Sunday, October 09, 2016 12:08:05 AM Harshula wrote:
>> On 09/10/16 10:44, Luke Dashjr wrote:
>>> It's unfortunate they released it under the non-free OFL license. :(

FSF appears to classify OFL as a Free license (though incompatible with
the GNU GPL & FDL):

>> Which alternate license would you recommend?
> MIT license or LGPL seem reasonable and common among free fonts. Some also
> choose GPL, but AFAIK it's unclear how the LGPL vs GPL differences apply to
> fonts.

Interestingly, Noto project saw advantages of OFL and moved to using it,
not too long ago:

It seems you disagree with FSF's interpretation of the OFL and bundling
Hello World as being sufficient. Are there other reasons for your
preference for MIT/LGPL/GPL over OFL?

> On Sunday, October 09, 2016 12:16:37 AM you wrote:
>> That's your definition of non-free then... If I were a font developer and
>> of mind to release my font for use without charge, I wouldn't want anyone
>> else to make money out of selling it when I myself - who put the effort
>> into preparing it - don't make money from selling it. So it protects the
>> moral rights of the developer.

Why are you attributing Shriramana Sharma's email to me? It might be
clearer if you replied to his email.

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