[Pkg-fonts-devel] ttf-liberation in new will probably rejected as it is...

Holger Levsen holger at layer-acht.org
Thu Jun 19 10:31:44 UTC 2008


after discussing the ttf-liberation licence issue with RedHat folks quite a 
bit and not hearing back from Alan since a week I had planned to ping Alan 
again today and probably just go ahead tomorrow and upload the package, when 
by chance I today saw you already uploaded it to NEW. Yay! Thanks for doing 
this! (I would have appreciated a note, but... I care more about it being 
uploaded :)

But when looking at 
http://ftp-master.debian.org/new/ttf-liberation_1.04~beta2-1.html I see that 
debian/copyright at the end says "On Debian systems, the complete text of the 
GNU General Public License can be found in `/usr/share/common-licenses/GPL'." 
while the liberations fonts licence in debian/copyright refers to GPL2.

But since some time /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL refers to the GPL3, if you 
want to refer to the GPL-2 you _need_ to refer 
to /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL-2 now. 

This is definitly a problem which can prevent the package from passing NEW, so 
please fix that.

debian/copyright also says "It was downloaded from 
https://www.redhat.com/promo/fonts/" which doesnt have 
ttf-liberation_1.04~beta2 but only a older version. You should 
in that text.

This should be fixed as well, I think.

Assuming NEW is processed this weekend again I would very much like to see an 
upload of 1.04~beta2-2 either today or tomorrow. I'd be happy to sponsor it, 
if noone else can.

regards & thanks again,
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