[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#625749: Bug#625749: ttf-takao: Debian packaging license should be compatible with upstream

Hideki Yamane henrich at debian.or.jp
Fri May 6 10:20:13 UTC 2011

On Fri, 06 May 2011 01:50:53 +0900 (JST)
Tatsuya Kinoshita <tats at vega.ocn.ne.jp> wrote:
> The upstream license, IPA Font License Agreement v1.0, is copyleft
> license and incompatible with GPL.

 Yes, those license are incompatible.

> However, this Debian packaging license is GPL-3.  It is problematic
> if the upstream part is modified with packaging.

 Most of the case, if modifies would be needed to ttf-takao, takao
 upstream - also package maintainer of this - would deal with it by
 changing font file itself. So, the situation you mention is rare.

 And if we have to modify font file with packaging, we just choose
 another license for that file, don't we?

On Fri, 6 May 2011 07:00:36 +0200
Christian PERRIER <bubulle at debian.org> wrote:
> Do you formally agree with this and are you OK  to change the license
> of the packaging of the abovementioned font package accordingly?
> We need a formal agreement by both of you guys to make this change.

 I'm okay but I want to clear the situation that IPAfont license and GPL
 would be conflict. If it is reasonable, then we'll change it.

 Also, I would like to choice 3-clues BSD license rather than IPAfont
 license if we'll change the license.


 Hideki Yamane     henrich @ debian.or.jp/org

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