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Linux.com: SIL Open Font License Revised

Mar 28, 2007, 10:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"SIL International, a nonprofit organization whose concerns include literacy and the study and preservation of minority languages, has announced the release of version 1.1 of the SIL Open Font License (OFL). The revision, which follows months of discussion and review on several mailing lists, including OFL-Discuss, clarifies the language of the license, especially about embedding fonts and allowing reserved font names.

"The Open Font License was first released in November 2005. Written by Nicolas Spalinger, a SIL volunteer, and Victor Gaultney, a SIL typeface designer, the license is intended to be compatible with free and open source software while addressing the concerns of designers..."

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