[Pkg-fonts-devel] RFS: ttf-takao (NEW)

Osamu Aoki osamu at debian.org
Sat Apr 3 07:40:36 UTC 2010

On Sat, Apr 03, 2010 at 02:00:58PM +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 3, 2010 at 12:40 PM, Jun Kobayashi <jkbys at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> > If there are any changes, the name must be changed. So no patches are
> > permitted with the name "IPA Font".
> >
> > This is stated in Article 3 of IPA Font License:
> > http://www.opensource.org/licenses/ipafont.html
> >
> > Josselin Mouette said this seems reasonable for fonts and Hideki Yamane put
> > it into main:
> > http://www.mail-archive.com/debian-legal@lists.debian.org/msg40120.html
> ...
> > This is because they prohibit to distribute modified IPA Fonts. If we add
> > the patches to the ttf-ipafonts Debian package, the binary packages include
> > modified IPA Fonts binary file. It seems to be against the IPA Font License
> > to distribute such files.

Prohibit is not correct summary (I only read English license).  

They put conditions and restrictions which Debian can accept.
We distribute with source and patch.  We pass their condition.

> Ah, I see. In that case I vote for removal of the IPA fonts and
> replacing them with Takao. In fact, I wonder why we even put them in
> Debian in the first place.


Is your assertion based on Jun's comment or based on the whole original


Just because we can patch dos not mean this is aggessively patched.
This IPA font upstream is conservative.  This ttf-takao seems to be
aggessive.  What's wrong to have both? We may get funky emoji used on
Japanese cell phone ...


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