[webkit-dev] SIL Open Font License and WebKit

Sausset François sausset at gmail.com
Mon Jul 19 06:49:00 PDT 2010

So, it sounds reasonable to use that license for fonts needed in the WebKit project.

If nobody has objections, an update of the WebKit licensing policy and a review of the patch [1] including fonts under that license (for MathML) would be great!

François Sausset

[1] https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=41961

Le 16 juil. 2010 à 18:05, Eric Seidel a écrit :

> A little web searching produced:
> It's OSI approved:
> http://www.opensource.org/licenses/openfont.html
> GNU thinks it's OK, albeit having an "unusual requirement":
> http://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#Fonts
> Fedora recommended:
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing#Font_Licenses
> It would appear to be "the font license".
> -eric
> On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 5:05 AM, Alex Milowski <alex at milowski.org> wrote:
>> 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:
>>   http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&item_id=OFL_web
>> You can see the patch that adds these fonts here:
>>   https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=41961
>> 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
>> considered."
>> Bertrand Russell in a footnote of Principles of Mathematics
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