[theme-reviewers] SIL Open Font License

Siobhan Bamber siobhanbamber at gmail.com
Wed Oct 8 19:41:09 UTC 2014

Hey there.

I'm currently reviewing a child theme that includes fonts licensed under
the SIL Open Font License 1.1. Looking over the GNU website, I can see that
this license isn't 100% GPL-compatible:

The parent theme has the same fonts as the child and is in the WP.org
repository already.

The GNU site does state the following, which, along with the parent theme
already being accepted, made me second guess whether this license was
allowed: "Neither we nor SIL recommend the use of this license for anything
other than fonts."

Is this a case where something slipped through or do we allow themes that
have this license for fonts only?

Thanks in advance for helping to clear this up!

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