Re: [Openfontlibrary] Re: [DejaVu-fonts] forming new maintenance team for MPH 2B Damase?
- From: Jon Phillips <jon rejon org>
- To: Mark Williamson <node ue gmail com>
- Cc: fontconfig fontconfig org, Ed Trager <ed trager gmail com>, Andrew Glass <asg u washington edu>, dejavu-fonts lists sourceforge net, Paul Wise <pabs debian org>, Stefan Baums <baums u washington edu>, pkg-fonts-devel <pkg-fonts-devel lists alioth debian org>, fonts gnome org, openfontlibrary lists freedesktop org
- Subject: Re: [Openfontlibrary] Re: [DejaVu-fonts] forming new maintenance team for MPH 2B Damase?
- Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 22:49:40 -0000
On Sun, 2007-02-11 at 19:16 -0700, Mark Williamson wrote:
> Yes, that's fine. The most difficult part of working on that font for
> me was its size, but then that is also part of its appeal. As Paul may
> or may not have noted, though, I don't have any time to work on the
> font at all now.
> I'm also just a bit curious as to why someone thinks I should claim
> copyright of the font and release it under a free license.
Oh, I missed this email. You already replied that this is cool.
Well, there are various issues around that. However, I think its okay to
just keep it as PD on the site. If someone is so inclined to do so, when
the Open Font License metadata and next version are ready (which the
site is waiting on for usage, etc), then they can make changes and a
derivative of your contribution, otherwise, I think we should just keep
the same and keep going :)
> On 11/02/07, Jon Phillips <jon rejon org> wrote:
> > On Sun, 2007-02-11 at 20:10 +1100, Paul Wise wrote:
> > > On Sat, 2007-02-10 at 20:26 -0800, Ed Trager wrote:
> > >
> > > > Wouldn't it be better if you as the original author claimed the
> > > > copyright on it, and put the kind of license on it that you would
> > > > prefer (BSD or whatever)?
> > >
> > > Sorry, there must be some confusion, I am not the original author, I'm
> > > just the maintainer of the Debian package.
> > >
> > > > Then a group could form a project around your font just the same, but
> > > > now would be able to respect your wishes as regards licensing with no
> > > > ambiguities or future contentions?
> > >
> > > As I'm not the author, my wishes are pretty irrelevant :)
> > > What I wrote before about licencing was just my own opinion.
> > >
> > > Mark Williamson <node ue gmail com> is the author and he released it
> > > into the public domain, I'm assuming that is the licencing he preferred
> > > for that font (he released another font MPH Yangon under the GPL),
> > > although I haven't really discussed licencing with him. I'd suggest
> > > anyone wanting to clarify his wishes wrt licencing please contact him.
> > >
> > > Apart from the licencing stuff, is anyone interested in being part of
> > > the group to work on MPH 2B Damase?
> > >
> > Sure, we could host it as part of Open Font Library so we can all make
> > revisions, derivatives, etc. Would that interest you all?
> > This will help our community as well to get sorted with packaging and
> > some other features...
> > Jon
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