NewsForge: A Survey of Free Font Licenses
Mar 02, 2006, 07:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)
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"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...?"