[Pkg-fonts-devel] RFS: thaifonts-siampradesh

Theppitak Karoonboonyanan thep at linux.thai.net
Thu Apr 30 12:56:33 UTC 2009

On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 5:42 PM, Nicolas Spalinger
<nicolas_spalinger at sil.org> wrote:
> LI Daobing wrote:
>> yes, i know it is not DFSG-free.
>> but not all the non-DFSG-free software can be uploaded to non-free,
>> and I can't found any conclusion that this software can be uploaded to
>> non-free.
>> consider repost the license to debian-legal at l.d.o
> Hi Theppitak,
> I would highly recommend you try interacting with upstream again to
> convince them about adding their contact information to a FONTLOG and
> suggesting people get in touch with them via that file as it's not
> dropped by the package maintainers. Notifications can't be a requirement
> but you providing contact information and suggesting it can make it easier.
> One small step and their release can be free software and can be more
> widely distributed as part of Debian.

Thanks to both of you for the comments.

I'd like to say I have already tried that negotiation for over two years.
But as the copyright holders are governmental organizations, they're not
easy to convince. Talking to only one organization is difficult enough,
but in this case, there are two to convince!

I would have ignored it if it's not because of the fact that the fonts
have now been used widespread (in a free-as-in-free-beer fashion,

I have tried sending them some messages again, anyway, by referencing
all relevant discussions here. I'll update on any progress.

Theppitak Karoonboonyanan

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