Brad Jorsch (Anomie) wrote:
I came across Gerrit change 79948 today, which makes
"VectorBeta" use a
pile of non-free fonts (with one free font thrown in at the end as a
sop). Is this really the direction we want to go, considering that in
many other areas we prefer to use free software whenever we can?
Thank you for raising this issue.
It's definitely standard practice to prefer free over non-free throughout
the Wikimedia world. While this is a technical mailing list, this is a
topic dealing with legal issues. There's an open question in my mind as to
what constitutes a "non-free font," particularly given that U.S. courts
seem to reject the idea that a font can be copyrighted. More info here: