This is the official version of the license for all the fonts
(except where noted). It supercedes any other licenses circulating.
I am employing a very generous license with these fonts (the way I think
most software should be) for a number of reasons. Mainly though, it is
because I would be making fonts regardless of whether I was distributing
them or not, and because I know that people benefit from the fact that I
give them away. I take enough stuff for free and it makes me feel good to
know that I am 'giving back'.
Here is the license. You are free to download and use these fonts
without my explicit permission for anything you want, except for the
- You may NOT* resell the actual font files (without my written
permission and without having to give me something in return). This
includes but is not limited to selling it on a Font CD (even when the
fee involved is a nominal "distribution" or "handling" fee, or some
similar thing), or distributing it on a site which charges a fee per
font download. (In contrast, a pay-per-hour service such as America Online
is free to distribute the fonts.)
- You may not misrepresent the creator of the font (pretend you made them)
- You may not adapt them to different fonts without my permission.
- You may not modify the font files for subsequent redistribution.
However, you have permission to do the following:
Use them to make graphics for your home page, non-profit web page,
or commerical web site.
Give them to your friends for free.
Make them available (for free) on your web page, as long as you don't
pretend you made them. It'd be nice of you to include this README file, too.
Use them in design work that you get paid for.
Use them in any smalltime publications or fliers or other non
Make commercial products like T-shirts or Mugs or Books using the
fonts and sell them. In this case, since you are indirectly profiting
off of my work, I ask that you send me one of the T-shirts or Mugs or
Books free, where reasonable. Obviously some discretion on your
part is due; but try to be fair. If it is inappropriate for you to
send me one of your product, at least make an attempt to write me an
e-mail at tom7 (a) (same as the username).org and
let me know where the font is being used.
Exception to the above: The fonts (or converted versions of them)
may be included on any recognized distribution of the Linux and
(Open/Net/Free)BSD operating systems, even if the CD is sold. Please
include the readme.
* "Not", as in, "Not without my permission". I regularly give permission for
this sort of thing, so if you want to redistribute the fonts for a fee, let
me know and we can probably work something out. Generally I simply request a
copy of the CD or magazine or whatever.
For your information, here is my address:
Tom Murphy 7
339 Still Hill Rd
Hamden CT 06518.1830
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