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Re: ANN: back-art resources 0.1.1


From: Chris B. Vetter
Subject: Re: ANN: back-art resources 0.1.1
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2003 10:26:28 -0700

On Sun, 13 Jul 2003 23:51:06 -0000
MJ Ray <address@hidden> wrote:
> Chris B. Vetter <address@hidden> wrote:
> > As far as I can tell, all fonts are free to use, that is, there are
> > no restrictions to use and distribution I could find.
[...]
> Being unable to find restrictions to use/distribution is not
> sufficient. The default copyright position in most countries is "All
> Rights Reserved" and you need an explicit permission to copy and
> distribute.  Can you fix the collection as necessary, please?  If you
> have such a permission notice, please include it in the tarball.  If
> you don't, you probably ought to remove it from download.

If you 'scan'  by using strings(1) through (most) of the fonts, you will
see that these were put into Public Domain, are Share/Freeware or
SomeOther, and explicitly say that they are free to distribute.

I'll check them again and add the notice where applicable and remove
those that don't have it.

> Sorry to be a legal conscience here.  IANAL, but someone needs to make
> sure this is done right lest it costs us dearly :-(

Exactly. Plus, I don't want to get into trouble ... ;-)

-- 
Chris




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