[Grml] Envy Code R monospace TrueType font

John Magolske listmail at b79.net
Wed Aug 13 18:51:37 CEST 2008

* Michael Prokop <mika at grml.org> [080813 09:16]:
> * Henning Sprang <henning.sprang at gmail.com> [20080813 10:22]:
> > On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 1:48 AM, Mark <27e3kk302 at sneakemail.com> wrote:
> > > http://damieng.com/blog/tag/envy-code-r
> > > "Free to use but redistribution prohibited."
> > Which is a quite restrictive license....
> > > So, you have to download it yourself,
> > > or grml must try to get special permission
> > > (which would be very nice).
> > If GRML would do that work for every little nice thing that is not
> > free as used in the term "free software", it would be a lot of work to
> > track these permissions etc., so I guess it's smart to use only real
> > free stuff...
> > Additionally, it would make redistribution of grml by other people
> > problematic, legally, if only the main grml team gets this special
> > allowance...
> Yes, and as there are people using grml as a base it's a no-go for
> us. See http://www.debian.org/social_contract and
> http://www.debian.org/intro/free

Inconsolata is a (rather nice IMO) free monospace font:

It's designed more for high-resolution rendering in print rather than
screen use (not sure if it has box-drawing symbols). But Fontforge and
Spiro sources are available, and the license allows user modification.

Is the SIL Open Font License free enough to allow inclusion in GRML?


John Magolske

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