I've been looking into using the Ubuntu typeface for a logo. The logo is for a web site unrelated to ubuntu and open source software. I'm wondering whether the license allows this, and if so, whether there are any limitations?
On the Ubuntu font site, there is
And you can read in the Preamble:
This licence allows the licensed fonts to be used, studied, modified and redistributed freely. The fonts, including any derivative works, can be bundled, embedded, and redistributed provided the terms of this licence are met. The fonts and derivatives, however, cannot be released under any other licence. The requirement for fonts to remain under this licence does not require any document created using the fonts or their derivatives to be published under this licence, as long as the primary purpose of the document is not to be a vehicle for the distribution of the fonts.
You are most welcome to use the Ubuntu Font Family, in your documents, graphic designs, logos, or company stationary. We'd like as many people as possible to have a better quality reading experience everyday.
Source: Ubuntu font licence