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Re: Latte Dock and tangerine font

Maybe create a Phabricator task and see which VDG people show up? Andres Betts was the primary creator of Falkon's logo; he's really great with that sort of thing.


On 02/27/2018 05:43 PM, Valorie Zimmerman wrote:
This discussion is icky to me.

1. I do not want to login to Github to discuss a KDE project

2. We are not engaging with the authors and maintainer to make this application fully within the KDE community (which includes licensing)

3. The discussion is about licensing instead of helping to improve the logo by bringing in the VDG. The VDG just created a kickass logo for Falkon; surely they can make something better than the Latte Dock present logo?


On Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 6:45 AM, Michail Vourlakos <mvourlakos@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:mvourlakos@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

    Jonathan can you please participate at:

    for this?

    the ubuntu member I think responded there...

    2018-02-27 14:52 GMT+02:00 Jonathan Riddell <jr@xxxxxxxxxxxx

        On 27 February 2018 at 09:24, Michail Vourlakos
        <mvourlakos@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:mvourlakos@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
        > Today I received from RikMills that Latte was rejected from ubuntu because
        > it contains an OPL-licensed font (tangerine).
        > The discussion is at: https://github.com/psifidotos/Latte-Dock/issues/884
        > The font is used just for a label in the configuration window to draw the
        > "Latte"  text at the top-left corner. I thought that an alternative could be
        > to just screenshot the label in a png and use that one and drop totally the
        > tangerine font distrubution through Latte code...
        > Do you have any ideas what we can do for this and if this is acceptable for
        > OPL?

        Font licencing is a bit of a quagmire but I really don't see any
        issue here.

        The font is freely licenced and .ttf can be considered preferred
        modifiable form so there's no freedom issue.

        He says "Source embeds and uses at runtime a GPL-incompatible
        (OPL-Licensed) font; "  but I see no embedding happening, it just
        ships the file which doesn't make it a derived work.  Loading a font
        file at runtime is done by every GUI program very often, it doesn't
        make it a derived work so there's no effect on copyleft licencing

        I recommend Ubuntu discuss this with their archive admins to see why
        they consider it a derived work.  I am an Ubuntu archive admin
        and can
        take part in that conversation if wanted.  If that doesn't get
        anywhere then play a political workaround and just upload it without
        the .ttf font, I presume the text where it's used will just fall
        to some other font.  Maybe Latte-dock code can be changed to
        explicitly fall back to a generic cursive font if it doesn't find it
        but only if there's a desire to go out of the way for incorrectly
        applied rules.