[Pkg-fonts-devel] Nimbus Sans copyright?

Paul Wise pabs3 at bonedaddy.net
Tue Jun 13 15:03:28 UTC 2006

On Tue, 2006-06-13 at 16:49 +0200, Ralf Stubner wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 13, 2006 at 10:48 +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> > 
> > Full copyright info is:
> > 
> > Copyright (URW)++,Copyright 1999 by (URW)++ Design & Development;
> > Cyrillic glyphs added by Valek Filippov (C) 2001-2002
> > 
> > Looks like it is pretty conclusively the GhostPCL version. nimbus.ttf is
> > the same.
> No. Unless somebody put a lot of effort into this, the above copyright
> info indicates that this TTF has been converted from a Type1 font which
> originates from GhostScript. The fonts that can be found in the gsfonts
> package carry the same copyright info.

Ok, so the copyright on that is fine, apart from not being listed in the
debian/copyright file.

> > verdana.ttf and vera.ttf in the same package seem to be
> > Bitstream Vera Sans version "Release 1.10", copyright info:
> > 
> > Copyright (c) 2003 by Bitstream, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
> Why has anybody ever created 'ttf-bitstream-vera' ...?

indeed :)

> > Are you interested in filing a bug about this, since you seem to know
> > about the situation? If not, I can do so on the weekend using
> > information you have provided thus far.
> I am not sure if I would have the time to look after it. It might be
> better if you do this.

OK, I'll file separate bugs about the "including fonts in the package"
and the "copyright file doesn't list font copyrights" on the weekend.


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