[webkit-dev] SIL Open Font License and WebKit

Alex Milowski alex at milowski.org
Fri Jul 16 05:05:18 PDT 2010

We have a licensing issue we need to address for MathML.  We need the STIX
fonts as they will provide consistent rendering for Mathematics.  I highly
suspect these fonts will find themselves on our desktops somewhere down
the road.  Meanwhile, we need them for our testing infrastructure to
actually work across all the platforms.

The STIX Fonts are available under the SIL Open Font License:


You can see the patch that adds these fonts here:


I think we need to adjust our licensing policy to include font licenses
like the above.  It is unlikely that the STIX consortium will change their
font licensing.  In reality, they don't need to do so.  The font license is
intended to support "open source" fonts.

--Alex Milowski
"The excellence of grammar as a guide is proportional to the paucity of the
inflexions, i.e. to the degree of analysis effected by the language

Bertrand Russell in a footnote of Principles of Mathematics

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