[Pkg-fonts-devel] license violations with embedded binary copies of GNU FreeFont?

Paul Wise pabs at debian.org
Fri Jun 10 03:07:22 UTC 2011

On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 4:40 AM, Nicolas Spalinger wrote:

> From the names of the subsets, even if there are variations and the
> added suffixes ?

How do you even get the font names?

>> On that topic, I wonder if we need a lintian complaint for fonts in
>> main that have restrictive bits enabled; no embedding/modifying etc.
> Yeah, great idea!  That would be really helpful.

This would need to be in perl and using the perl font libs, so not
something I know how to do. Perhaps you could think up exactly what we
need to look for and write the long description for the warnings?

> Along with a little python script using fonttools or fontforge to output
> the fsType as an extra item in the report for each font in the review to
> help with what already in the archive?

Does fontaine output embedding information? Maybe we could just
package and backport that. Or can we modify one of our existing

> Yes, hopefully that can be the next step when the script is good enough
> (it still balks on various pdfs). Although I'm not sure how best
> to do that at this stage and I'll probably ask for your help there.

Generate a simple source package to URL mapping in YAML and ask the
PTS devs to add links on the side. You can probably reuse the patch
for the fonts link.



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