Re: can Libertine fonts be embedded in non-gpl application?

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On 09/19/2009 08:17 PM, Brandon Casey wrote:
> I am interested in embedding the Libertine font within an application at
> work, so that this application can produce documents using the Libertine
> font.  The target systems will not have the Libertine fonts installed. 
> I know I can distribute the font files along side the application, but
> it would be nice if that was not necessary.  The Libertine fonts are
> licensed as GPL with a font embedding exception.  The wording of the
> exception talks about embedding the fonts in a "document".  Would
> embedding the font within the application (non-gpl) fall under the
> category of "document", or would the compiled binary now fall under the
> terms of the GPL (which my employer is not interested in)?
> Any help or pointers to the appropriate source (possibly at Redhat) to
> contact is appreciated.

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