Fwd: Re: License questions about HVD Comic Serif Pro Font

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Looks like the licensing confusion was an accidental oversight.


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Re: License questions about HVD Comic Serif Pro Font
Date: 	Tue, 21 Dec 2010 11:01:30 +0100
From: 	Hannes von Döhren <hannes@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: 	Tom Callaway <tcallawa@xxxxxxxxxx>

Hi Tom,

I am sorry for the confusion.
I changend the License from to textfile to the CCA 3.0
but it seems i forgot to delete the conflicting parts.

Thank you for your email. I will lchange this.

And: You can use the HVD Comic Serif and include it in Fedora, if you want.

Best regards,

HVD Fonts

Hannes von Döhren
Schillerstraße 34
10627 Berlin/Germany
T: +49 (0)173 357 93 76
hannes@xxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:hannes@xxxxxxxxxxxx>


Am 20.12.2010 um 19:29 schrieb Tom Callaway:

> Hannes von Döhren (who whomever at HVD Fonts receives this email),
> Recently, there has been interest in including the HVD Comic Serif Pro
> Font Family in Fedora (a popular distribution of Linux). One of the
> requirement for a Font to be included in Fedora is that it must be
> available under a Free License (a license that permits unrestricted use,
> modification, and distribution).
> Initially, it appeared that HVD Comic Serif Pro was under a Free
> License, specifically, the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported
> License.
> However, in the Readme.txt file included in the .zip file, the following
> terms are also listed:
>> This typeface may not be modified in any way unless it contains an
>> unmodified copy of this text file and attributes Hannes von Döhren in
>> the font metadata.
> and
>> Neither the Font Software nor any of its individual components,
>> in Original or Modified Versions, may be sold by itself. Original or
>> Modified Versions of the Font Software may be bundled, redistributed
>> and/or sold with any software, provided that each copy contains the
>> above copyright notice and this license
> Both of these restrictions conflict with the CC-Attribution license, and
> make the overall licensing terms Non-Free.
> Specifically, it is noteworthy that the CC-Attribution license requires
> attribution, so these additional terms are somewhat redundant.
> I would like to know if it would be possible for these additional terms
> found in Readme.txt can be waived or removed, so that we can include
> this font in Fedora.
> Thanks,
> Tom Callaway
> ==
> Fedora Project, Legal

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