Should we expect Liberation fonts to be installed?

Austin English austinenglish at
Tue Aug 17 13:12:52 CDT 2010

On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 10:38 AM, Juan Lang <juan.lang at> wrote:
>>> Along those lines, the hard drive space is cheap on this one.  Seems
>>> like Wine packagers could just include the fonts and install them
>>> locally in c:\windows\fonts.
>> The Liberation fonts are GPL licensed, Wine is LGPL.
> Is there a meaningful difference in the two licenses for fonts?  LGPL
> is necessary for code, which gets loaded at runtime to a closed-source
> executable, but fonts contain no code, and thus aren't loaded.

A good point, but I'm not qualified to answer that. I suspect that the
SFC would be able to answer it, if it's a serious consideration.

FWIW, a couple links:

and the actual license:;a=blob_plain;f=source/License.txt


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