Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 176405
Add Open Font License
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:19 EST
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Description of problem:
Can we add the Open Font License to the rpmlint licenses?
"The SIL Open Font License (OFL) is a new free and open source license specifically designed for fonts and related software based on our experience in font design and linguistic software engineering.
The main purpose is to enable a true open typographic community to spring up and grow. The OFL provides a legal framework and infrastructure for worldwide development, sharing and improvement of fonts and related software in a collaborative manner. It enables font authors to release their work under a common license that allows bundling, modification and redistribution. It encourages shared value, is not limited to any specific computing platform or environment, and can be used by other organisations or individuals."
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpmlinr a package with that license
Actual Results: rpmlint warning
Expected Results: rpmlint blissfulness
Are there many packages out there using this license?
Right now AFAIK only one - but SIL has several fonts in beta testing that they
plan to release under this license, which they designed in hopes that other font
developers could use the license as well.
What do you think the exact form recognized by rpmlint should be?
"SIL Open Font License", "OFL"? I don't see it being referred to as "Open Font
License" (without "SIL", that is).
SIL OFL would work imho.
Done in 0.76-1.