[Scribus] font management

Louis Desjardins louisdesjardins
Sun Apr 17 21:07:37 CEST 2005

>On Sun, 2005-04-17 at 13:51 -0400, Louis Desjardins wrote:
>>  This is of upmost importance as it will prevent lots of people from
>>  using a GPL font... I would be interested in knowing and
>>  understanding exactly how it can be considered a derived work of a
>>  font to use it to layout a publication? I am not a lawyer but I find
>>  rather restrictive (and, to say the least, astonishing) a GPL element
>>  "GPLizing" a document just like that.
>After reading Marvin's comments, I have to agree with him unfortunately.
>It probably does work that way, what with embedding and the parallels
>between doc->ps/pdf/raster/print and srccode->binary . That's pretty
>stupid IMHO, but mostly it shows why one should be careful about picking
>up a software license that "looks cool" and using it for another type of

What about all this work being processed and RIPed ? Then, there is 
no more fonts... just the appearance of it. There is no embedding 
either. So does or can the GPL apply to a RIPed file and then to a 
printed document ?


>>  A licensed font from Adobe
>>  doesn't make a document created with it an Adobe belonging.
>Well, no, it doesn't. I think you'll find that Adobe explicitly gives
>you a license to use the font in your documents and permits
>"reproduction" in embedded forms. Remember that the font comes with a
>proprietary license that's really AFAIK a contract that sets out what
>you can and cannot do with the font.
>Craig Ringer
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