#6 "License : GNU General Public License (GPL)" incorrect

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2015-05-20
2009-01-30
Timo Lindfors
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Finding fonts that allow distribution of modified versions from sourceforge is difficult since many projects specify invalid license field in their description.

The project description of this project states

"License : GNU General Public License (GPL)"

Isn't this incorrect and misleading if modified versions of the fonts can not be distributed?

Discussion

  • João Paulo
    João Paulo
    2009-04-19

    The actual license is:
    Microsoft TrueType Fonts
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  • This is true, the font's are surely NOT free!

    our institution adopted a logo with Verdana font, and was made pay royalties for display of it.

    just because they're downloadable doesn't make the typefaces free---in fact, they are not only NOT GPL, they are totally unfree!

     
  • This is true, the font's are surely NOT free!

    our institution adopted a logo with Verdana font, and was made pay royalties for display of it.

    just because they're downloadable doesn't make the typefaces free---in fact, they are not only NOT GPL, they are totally unfree!

     
  • mr kim
    mr kim
    2015-05-20

    fixed it :)
    link

     
    Last edit: mr kim 2015-05-25