Bug 176405 - Add Open Font License
Summary: Add Open Font License
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rpmlint
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ville Skyttä
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
URL: http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/pa...
Keywords: FutureFeature
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-12-22 09:12 UTC by Michael A. Peters
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-04-11 18:24:23 UTC

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Description Michael A. Peters 2005-12-22 09:12:55 UTC
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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."

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpmlinr a package with that license

Actual Results:  rpmlint warning

Expected Results:  rpmlint blissfulness

Additional info:

Comment 1 Ville Skyttä 2006-01-05 19:52:47 UTC
Are there many packages out there using this license?

Comment 2 Michael A. Peters 2006-01-10 21:50:05 UTC
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.

Comment 3 Ville Skyttä 2006-02-28 20:12:58 UTC
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).

Comment 4 Michael A. Peters 2006-03-05 03:16:50 UTC
SIL OFL would work imho.

Comment 5 Ville Skyttä 2006-04-11 18:24:23 UTC
Done in 0.76-1.

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