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fonts and lisense

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: fonts and lisense
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2003 23:35:57 +0100

address@hidden writes:
> Hi,
> I've been reading some discussion on the Xemo mailing-list
> ( about fonts. They are interested in creating
> and/or modifying free music fonts, in order to use them in their open
> source platform: I don't know details about that, but they'd like to
> make it possible to build both proprietary and free applications around
> it.

AFAIK, Xemo is dead. The last "news" on their website dates from
March, 2002.

> 1. which is Lilypond font lisense? I looked for the lisense in the *.mf
> files, but did't found it: is it GPL, LGPL or another one?

Feta is GPL.

> 3. do you think it is possible to use GPL fonts in a proprietary
> product? I mean, any modification to the fonts should be GPLed, but
> perhaps that would not regard the whole application.

Yes, using fonts is allowed, as long as changes to the font are
redistributed in source form.


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