[U-Boot] Question about GPL v3 font
sjg at chromium.org
Tue Aug 13 09:34:20 UTC 2019
On Fri, 26 Jul 2019 at 11:07, Tom Rini <trini at konsulko.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 26, 2019 at 06:42:47PM +0900, Masahiro Yamada wrote:
> > Hi.
> > According to the Kconfig entry,
> > drivers/video/fonts/nimbus_sans_l_regular.ttf
> > is licensed under GPL v3.
> > How the license is handled when U-Boot is compiled with
> > CONFIG_CONSOLE_TRUETYPE_NIMBUS=y ?
> > I am asking this since many companies, I guess,
> > have GPL-v3 allergy.
> > config CONSOLE_TRUETYPE_NIMBUS
> > bool "Nimbus Sans Regular"
> > depends on CONSOLE_TRUETYPE
> > default y
> > help
> > Nimbus Sans L is a version of Nimbus Sans using Adobe font sources.
> > It was designed in 1987. A subset of Nimbus Sans L were released
> > under the GPL. Although the characters are not exactly the same,
> > Nimbus Sans L has metrics almost identical to Helvetica and Arial.
> > (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
> > From: https://fontlibrary.org/en/font/nimbus-sans-l
> > License: GNU GPL v3
> > http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html
> It's a good question. I suspect the answer is that we should drop that
> font as I don't know if you can combine "GPLv2 only" and "GPLv2 or
> later" with "GPLv3".
Yes, agreed. Can we find another similar font?
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