free software and copyright course (part 1/2)

A first draf of a Free Software and copyright course (one day, 6 hours) for the benefit of April is prepared with dzslides. The pages visited to gather up to date information was saved using scrapbook.

publishing

The writing of the course material and the associated research is archived in a git repository and published under the GPL and this is mentionned in a slide.

discussing

Discussions were engaged on debian-mentors about why DeCSS is not distributed.

adapting dzslides

The oswald font is imported localy to avoid a dependency to an external source.

<link href='oswald.css' rel='stylesheet'>

The oswald.css file is created with:

wget -O oswald.css http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Oswald

And is modified as follows:

@font-face {
  font-family: 'Oswald';
  font-style: normal;
  font-weight: normal;
  src: local('Oswald '), local('Oswald'), url('oswald.woff') format('truetype');
}

The oswald.woff file is imported as follows:

wget -O oswald.woff http://themes.googleusercontent.com/font?kit=Y_TKV6o8WovbUd3m_X9aAA

The font is licensed under SIL Open Font License (OFL) which is said to be free by the Free Software Foundation:

The Open Font License (including its original release, version 1.0) is a free copyleft license for fonts. Its only unusual requirement is that fonts be distributed with some computer program, rather than alone. Since a simple Hello World program will satisfy the requirement, it is harmless. Neither we nor SIL recommend the use of this license for anything other than fonts.

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