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Hello ________,

I'm a member of the Fedora Project, and I came across your font package _________. It would be great if we could get this font into Fedora. We try to carry as many packages as possible, so our users have a wide variety of fonts and other software available.

Our guidelines are very strict about checking the sources of fonts and other software. This allows us to keep Fedora fonts and other software freely distributable by anyone, anywhere in the world. We have millions of users, and any user of Fedora is free to redistribute Fedora packages at any time.

Before I package your font for inclusion in Fedora, can I ask you a couple questions about the source? Your answers will help me proceed efficiently, so I appreciate your help.

Example items 
  • The upstream license for this font is listed as ____, and it's derived from a work that's licensed as _____. Normally this requires a written permission from the original author. Could you confirm this for me so I can note it for a future Fedora licensing audit?
  • It would be very helpful if the license text was provided as part of the archive file. I found an authoritative copy of the license text at (((URL))). Could I ask you to roll it into the archive?
  • ...

If you are interested, you can read about our font licensing policies at: There is also additional general legal information available at:

Thank you very much for your time and consideration!