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India Lug-Delhi: Font Contest Winners Spurn MS, Go LGPL

Dec 04, 2002, 05:00 (26 Talkback[s])

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"Two school students, Avneesh Chhabra (15) and Shivaas Gulati (15) designed a Hindi Devanagri font for an inter-school contest. They won the event, received assurances from Microsoft that the Seattle-based company may be interested in licensing the fonts from them, and then, on 25 November 2002, decided nevertheless to publish the fonts under the freedom-based Lesser Gnu Public License (LGPL)..."

"The fonts will be published on the Indian Linux User Group Delhi website, http://www.linux-delhi.org, and people across the world are free to download, to use, and to modify, and to modify the fonts as they feel fit, under the LGPL license (www.gnu.org for more info.)

"The decision to release it under the LGPL has been made by them so that those making embedded systems that may not be published under GLP-ed firmware, such as cellphones, handheld computing devices, consumer digital/electronic devices, etc. could still use the fonts under the terms of the LGPL license..."

Complete Story [Click on "Winners of inter-school font contest" link]

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