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From: Mike Horvath
Subject: Licensing
Date: 25 Dec 2015 06:20:11
Message: <567ce01b$1@news.povray.org>
If the code is CC-LGPL, what about the images rendered using the code? 
Use the same license?


Mike


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From: Cousin Ricky
Subject: Re: Licensing
Date: 25 Dec 2015 13:05:07
Message: <web.567d3e4b7688c8d9ac6323910@news.povray.org>
Mike Horvath <mik### [at] gmailcom> wrote:
> If the code is CC-LGPL, what about the images rendered using the code?
> Use the same license?

According to the README file, "You may use images that you generate using these
files without restriction."

There is at least one exception:  The AndroidRobot module depicts an image
trademarked by The Google, which bears a Creative Commons attribution license.


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From: Mike Horvath
Subject: Re: Licensing
Date: 26 Dec 2015 20:27:42
Message: <567ef83e$1@news.povray.org>
On 12/25/2015 8:02 AM, Cousin Ricky wrote:
> Mike Horvath <mik### [at] gmailcom> wrote:
>> If the code is CC-LGPL, what about the images rendered using the code?
>> Use the same license?
>
> According to the README file, "You may use images that you generate using these
> files without restriction."
>
> There is at least one exception:  The AndroidRobot module depicts an image
> trademarked by The Google, which bears a Creative Commons attribution license.
>
>
>
>

What about fonts? If we include a font with our project does it have to 
be LGPL as well? Do you know of any nice LGPL sans serif fonts?


Mike


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From: Cousin Ricky
Subject: Re: Licensing
Date: 27 Dec 2015 14:45:00
Message: <web.567ff8047688c8d9ac6323910@news.povray.org>
Mike Horvath <mik### [at] gmailcom> wrote:
> What about fonts? If we include a font with our project does it have to
> be LGPL as well? Do you know of any nice LGPL sans serif fonts?

If your project requires a proprietary font, my suggestion would be to list it
as a prerequisite, and include in your documentation directions on how to obtain
it.  The Object Collection uploader doesn't allow font files anyway.

Arial, Trebuchet, and Verdana (Microsoft) though proprietary, are available for
free.  Microsoft no longer has them available for download, but they let the cat
out of the bag and they can't stuff it back in.  I would definitely NOT bundle
these with an Object Collection project (even if the uploader allowed it), but
anyone smart enough to write SDL should be able to find them on-line, in the
extremely unlikely event that all three weren't already on their PC when they
bought it.

My GNU/Linux installation comes with a few nice font families, Liberation and
Droid (both Ascender Corp.), and DejaVu.  The DejaVu and Liberation fonts come
with a full set of condensed, bold, and italic sans serif variations.  Droid
only has regular and bold.  All three have liberal licenses; there have been
issues with Liberation, but as long as you're not uploading it for distribution,
the issues are irrelevant.  My recommendation for these is the same as for the
proprietary fonts: list them as prerequisites and give directions on how to
obtain them.


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From: Mike Horvath
Subject: Re: Licensing
Date: 27 Dec 2015 16:37:07
Message: <568013b3$1@news.povray.org>
On 12/27/2015 9:39 AM, Cousin Ricky wrote:
> Mike Horvath <mik### [at] gmailcom> wrote:
>> What about fonts? If we include a font with our project does it have to
>> be LGPL as well? Do you know of any nice LGPL sans serif fonts?
>
> If your project requires a proprietary font, my suggestion would be to list it
> as a prerequisite, and include in your documentation directions on how to obtain
> it.  The Object Collection uploader doesn't allow font files anyway.
>
> Arial, Trebuchet, and Verdana (Microsoft) though proprietary, are available for
> free.  Microsoft no longer has them available for download, but they let the cat
> out of the bag and they can't stuff it back in.  I would definitely NOT bundle
> these with an Object Collection project (even if the uploader allowed it), but
> anyone smart enough to write SDL should be able to find them on-line, in the
> extremely unlikely event that all three weren't already on their PC when they
> bought it.
>
> My GNU/Linux installation comes with a few nice font families, Liberation and
> Droid (both Ascender Corp.), and DejaVu.  The DejaVu and Liberation fonts come
> with a full set of condensed, bold, and italic sans serif variations.  Droid
> only has regular and bold.  All three have liberal licenses; there have been
> issues with Liberation, but as long as you're not uploading it for distribution,
> the issues are irrelevant.  My recommendation for these is the same as for the
> proprietary fonts: list them as prerequisites and give directions on how to
> obtain them.
>
>
>

My project requires bitmap images of text. The text is currently made 
using whatever fonts InkScape uses by default.


Mike


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From: Cousin Ricky
Subject: Re: Licensing
Date: 27 Dec 2015 17:55:01
Message: <web.5680256f7688c8d9ac6323910@news.povray.org>
Mike Horvath <mik### [at] gmailcom> wrote:
> My project requires bitmap images of text. The text is currently made
> using whatever fonts InkScape uses by default.

In that case, if Cyrvetic does not serve your purposes, then have a look at
these, and read the fine print very carefully:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DejaVu_fonts
http://dejavu-fonts.org/wiki/index.php?title=License

https://fedorahosted.org/liberation-fonts/
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing:LiberationFontLicense?rd=Licensing/LiberationFontLicense

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Droid_fonts
http://www.droidfonts.com/
http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0 (for Droid)

And above all, remember that IANAL.


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From: Cousin Ricky
Subject: Re: Licensing
Date: 30 Jun 2016 11:45:00
Message: <web.577505e87688c8d91241cef50@news.povray.org>
"Cousin Ricky" <rickysttATyahooDOTcom> wrote:
> Arial, Trebuchet, and Verdana (Microsoft) though proprietary, are available for
> free.

Clarification:  Microsoft does not actually own Arial; it licenses Arial from
Monotype Imaging.


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