[Bf-committers] Embedded Bfont violates GPL

Ton Roosendaal ton at blender.org
Thu Jul 18 15:54:23 CEST 2013


Thanks for notifying the issue. I will put it on my agenda for August to investigate. FSF is also still looking into our Python script licensing FAQ, which seems to be not accurate or even incorrect. I also contacted the Carve author about the GPL2 license.

First, Siggraph! :)


Ton Roosendaal  -  ton at blender.org   -   www.blender.org
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On 18 Jul, 2013, at 15:10, IRIE Shinsuke wrote:

> Yeah, the section 7 of GPLv3 indicates two facts:
> - The GPL needs modification (the additional term) for the embedded
>   font part to prohibit the derivative works from using "Bitstream" or
>   "Arev" names
> - Prohibition of sale of the font only package is "further restriction"
>   wihch cannot be allowed by the additional terms
> So I conclude that the Bfont and Bmonofont cannot be embedded in the
> Blender executable without violating the GPL.
> IRIE Shinsuke
> 13/07/18, David Jeske wrote:
>> On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 11:20 PM, IRIE Shinsuke <irieshinsuke at yahoo.co.jp>wrote:
>>> Apache 1.1 license is incompatible with the GPL for the similar
>>> restrictions (The derivative works are prohibited from using "Apache"
>>> names without prior written permission).
>>> http://directory.fsf.org/wiki/License:Apache1.1
>> FWIW, GPLv3 seems to specifically allow renaming clauses under section
>> 7.(c,e)
>> 7.Additional Terms.
>> ...
>> Notwithstanding any other provision of this License, for material you add
>> to a covered work, you may (if authorized by the copyright holders of that
>> material) supplement the terms of this License with terms:
>> ...
>> c) Prohibiting misrepresentation of the origin of that material, or
>> requiring that modified versions of such material be *marked in reasonable
>> ways as different from the original version*; or
>> e) *Declining to grant rights* under trademark law for use of some *trade
>> names, trademarks, or service marks*; or
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