[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#489039: ttf-liberation: possibly undistributable

Francesco Poli frx at firenze.linux.it
Wed Jul 2 23:08:07 UTC 2008

Package: ttf-liberation
Version: 1.04~beta2-1
Severity: serious
Justification: Policy 2.3


It seems to me that the distributability issues discussed in
and in
are still present in the package, as uploaded to unstable.

"Exception" 1(b), as mentioned in debian/copyright is still present:

| (b) As a further exception, any distribution of the object code of the Software 
|     in a physical product must provide you the right to access and modify the
|     source code for the Software and to reinstall that modified version of the 
|     Software in object code form on the same physical product on which you 
|     received it.

However, this is not a further permission with respect to the GNU GPL
v2: it's a further restriction.
This creates a self-contradictory license, as discussed on
the above cited debian-legal threads.

This package is possibly legally undistributable!
Please work with upstream to solve the issue.

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