De-Googling FOSS: Fonts

Hello folks. Have submitted a couple of PRs on projects to remove Open Sans (hosted via Google Fonts) and replace with something local.

Not a lot of luck yet though.

Main issue: Google uses Google Fonts to track users.

Solution #1? include the font locally …

Problem with this solution: Trying to include fonts in a project is a licensing issue: Open Sans is Apache 2.0 licensed; this precludes it being integrated with any GPL v2 projects.

Solution #2? find a similar font …

Problem: I’m struggling to find a font that is “similar enough” to Open Sans to default to instead. Lots of projects use Open Sans - yes, it looks great - but really a lot of difficulty in incorporating this into projects (and stop using track-happy CDNs) right now, just because of licensing.

Any suggestions, either in getting round licensing, or suggesting alternative fonts that project maintainers are likely to be happy to use instead?

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Just a side note, at home I’m blocking Google fonts server using pi-hole. My eyes still don’t hurt, font wise.

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