#8389 CC-BY 4.0 and SIL Open Font License


Reported on the dev list:

The license file mentions two licenses CC-BY 4.0 and the SIL Open Font License, both of these licenses are Category B and in general shouldn't be included in a source release.



  • Dave Brondsema

    Dave Brondsema - 2021-09-10
    • labels: asf --> asf, licensing
  • Dave Brondsema

    Dave Brondsema - 2022-09-02

    Font Awesome:

    We include CSS which is MIT licensed, and font files which are SIL OFL 1.1 licensed. MIT is ok. https://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html#weak-copyleft-licenses says:

    You may include software under the following licenses in binary form within an Apache product if you label the inclusion appropriately
    - SIL Open Font License

    The font files we have are a .otf which is unused and can be deleted. .eot and .ttf and .woff and .woff2 are binary, so ok to include per the above. There is also a .svg which I don't know if its considered binary or not, but we could remove it since SVG font support is very limited anyway https://caniuse.com/svg-fonts

  • Dave Brondsema

    Dave Brondsema - 2022-09-02


    The JS code is MIT licensed and that is the only file we include. The graphics licensed under CC-BY 4.0 are not included in the Allura project, but are loaded dynamically at runtime via https://twemoji.maxcdn.com/ image URLs in the browser. Additionally those CC-BY graphics are binary, which is allowed according to https://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html#cc-sa

  • Dave Brondsema

    Dave Brondsema - 2022-09-02

    db/8389 for improvements to what we include & credit from font awesome

  • Dave Brondsema

    Dave Brondsema - 2022-09-02
    • status: open --> review
    • assigned_to: Dave Brondsema
  • Guillermo Cruz - 2022-09-07
    • status: review --> closed
  • Dave Brondsema

    Dave Brondsema - 2022-09-23
    • Milestone: unreleased --> v1.14.0

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