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Coordinating Outreach to font authors



Hi folks :)

I've contacted a few font authors whose fonts either don't have an explicit license or have an ambiguous/custom license about considering choosing a Fedora-compatible font license [1].

Jason Kottke opened up Silkscreen [2] as a result of one of these emails. I recently contacted Mark Simonson similarly regarding his Anonymous fonts [3] and Pablo Caro regarding Tiza [4] & Bola [5]. (Mark is considering it and says to expect an update 'relatively soon', Pablo is very open to it and I'm discussing with him now the steps he needs to take to move forward.)

I think it would be cool if we kept track of the contact we've made with font authors in order to help them license their fonts with explicit licenses like the OFL. It would help us avoid duplicating efforts (and potentially annoying the font authors :) ) and also help us keep track of the progress we've made.

Would it be okay if I opened up an additional font category for this? I'm not sure what to call it though, maybe Font_license_under_discussion ?

~m

[1] https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing#Font_Licenses
[2] http://www.kottke.org/plus/type/silkscreen/
[3] http://www.ms-studio.com/FontSales/anonymous.html
[4] http://www.nuevostudio.com/project/tiza/
[5] http://www.nuevostudio.com/projects/bola/


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