POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.object-collection : Licensing : Re: Licensing Server Time
20 Sep 2021 08:10:55 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Licensing  
From: Mike Horvath
Date: 27 Dec 2015 11:37:07
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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