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I found that Google uploaded Product Sans font to a repo licensed under Apache License 2.0:

https://github.com/google/iosched-ios/blob/master/Source/IOsched/ProductSans-Regular.ttf

Can the font file be considered to be under Apache License 2.0, as the license file in the repo says?

  • The actual license file also includes a CC-BY-NC-SA license. The intended effect of this is unclear, but it is NOT a pure Apache 2 license. I'd rather not touch anything in that repo – amon Aug 22 at 14:26
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    @amon The LICENSE file says that "All image and audio files (including *.png, *.jpg, *.svg, *.mp3, *.wav and *.ogg) are licensed under the CC-BY-NC license. All other files are licensed under the Apache 2 license". The .ttf font file is not image or audio file with any extensions listed above. – Max Aug 22 at 17:30
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One has to assume they did so on purpose. In any case, if they did so on purpose or not is not your concern: You did get the font legally under the stated license, and enjoy the benefits laid out there (and have to abide by the restrictions).

They can't take it back. Sure, they might decide not to license next version under the same conditions, but this one version is under APL.

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The LICENSE file in the repository contains the text of two licenses (the Apache 2.0 and the CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0) and between those is a very important paragraph

All image and audio files (including *.png, *.jpg, *.svg, *.mp3, *.wav and *.ogg) are licensed under the CC-BY-NC license. All other files are licensed under the Apache 2 license.

This paragraph specifies that different parts of the repository are made available under different licenses and which license applies to each part.

As a .ttf font file is neither an image nor an audio file, and the .ttf extension is not explicitly listed, the font must be under the Apache 2.0 license.

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    The LICENSE file says that "All image and audio files (including *.png, *.jpg, *.svg, *.mp3, *.wav and *.ogg) are licensed under the CC-BY-NC license. All other files are licensed under the Apache 2 license". The .ttf font file is not image or audio file with any extensions listed above. – Max Aug 22 at 16:54
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    @Max: I have rewritten my answer. I had overlooked that paragraph earlier. – Bart van Ingen Schenau Aug 22 at 18:40

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