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

Alan Baghumian alan at technotux.org
Thu Jun 19 11:48:34 UTC 2008


Here it is:



> Hi,
> 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
> s#https://www.redhat.com/promo/fonts/#https://fedorahosted.org/releases/l/i/liberation-fonts#
> 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,
> 	Holger

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