[tex-live] Re: License of fonts included in X.org sources
frank at debian.org
Tue Oct 18 18:18:47 CEST 2005
Daniel Stone <daniels at debian.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 18, 2005 at 02:50:32PM +0200, Frank Küster wrote:
>> > Do you know which person we could contact among the X.org people?
> More context, please. Which fonts?
In this special case, it's about the Utopia fonts
> Fonts are a particularly hairy area of our licensing. If the licence
> information rests with 'the X consortium', then it may well still be
> tied up deep in the corridors of TOG, or within the old X.Org group.
> In any case, the current X.Org Foundation doesn't have it in any
> official sense, but knowing which font is a good start.
> Try xorg at lists.freedesktop.org; some of the people from the old XC
> still hang around there.
Well, the problem was that someone probably already did that:
,---- Here is an excerpt from Thanh's mail (tex-fonts at math.utah.edu):
| However I am not sure that I can modify them to add
| vietnamese support, because I am very ignorant of
| license/copyright issues
| Concerning Adobe Utopia, I did my best to try to find out
| the answer, but without success: I asked people at Adobe
| first and got a response saying that they have granted the
| font license to X Consortium, so now only X Consortium can
| grant the permission to modify these fonts. I wrote to X.Org
| and got a response saying that my question is being processed
| and then nothing (it was a few months ago). So I gave it up.
This is why I asked whether anybody knows about a specific person we
could contact. Or at least about a subject that might attract the
people who might know.
Inst. f. Biochemie der Univ. Zürich
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