Apparently there have been a few “snags” to get Font Awesome into the plugin repo that I wasn’t aware of but it makes sense since it’s license under SIL Open Font License.
For those that don’t know, Font Awesome is a pictographic font set of 220 icons that are both infinitely scalable and screen reader compatible.
Very quickly, before you get all crazy with the idea that the plugin repository is accepting “non-GPL” plugins, the SIL is compatible with the GPL. Ipstenu breaks down the specifics for you:
- The Font Awesome font is licensed under the SIL Open Font License – http://scripts.sil.org/OFL.
- Font Awesome CSS, LESS, and SASS files are licensed under the MIT License – http://opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.html.
- The Font Awesome pictograms are licensed under the CC BY 3.0 License – http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
- Attribution is no longer required in Font Awesome 3.0, but much appreciated: Font Awesome by Dave Gandy – http://fortawesome.github.com/Font-Awesome.
She also recommends that you should attribute as often as you can, putting it in the source when an option.
Check it out here via the repo.
Here are the icons available to you:
Click for a larger view. Thanks Ipstenu for the update!
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