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NewsForge: A Survey of Free Font Licenses

Mar 02, 2006, 07:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"Suddenly, it's free font license time. The Bitstream Vera license, the starting point for most free font licenses, is several years old. In late January, SIL International's Non-Roman Script Initiative announced the SIL Open Font license. A new draft of the STIX License is due in March, with fonts scheduled to be released in beta in April and in final form in June. Each of these licenses has been developed in consultation with the free and open source software (FOSS) communities and strives to balance the philosophy of the communities with the concerns of font designers.

"Why are free font licenses needed...?"

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