[Pkg-fonts-devel] about maintaining ttf-arphic-* packages
henrich at debian.or.jp
Thu May 27 11:37:40 UTC 2010
I'll adopt and continue to maintain those ttf-arphic-* packages under
pkg-fonts-devel umbrella with Arne's help and close related wnpp bugs.
(especially who has knowledge about Chinese font are welcome).
Arne told me about those fonts are updated, but with non-DFSG-free license.
http://www.arphic.com/cn/news/2010/20100420.html (in Chinese)
The new license is here, rar archived Microsoft word file ;)
I put it converted to text http://www.mithril-linux.org/~henrich/debian/ARPHIC_PUBLIC_LICENSE_20100309.txt
In that text,
> "Freely Available" means that you have the freedom to copy or modify
> the Font as well as redistribute copies of the Font under the same conditions
> you received but only for non-profit purpose.
"but only for non-profit purpose", this is violated DFSG (5).
>1. Copying & Distribution
> You may copy and distribute verbatim copies of this Font in any medium,
> without restriction, provided that you retain this license file
> (ARPHICPL.TXT) unaltered in all copies but only for non-profit purpose.
I cannot find ARPHICPL.TXT in rar archives ;), anyway "but only for non-profit
purpose" is there, too.
So, newer Arphic fonts are not able to be distrubuted in Debian (sadly).
We should stay current version in Debian.
Hideki Yamane henrich @ debian.or.jp/org
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