[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#665334: non-DFSG postscript embedded in fontforge

Hideki Yamane henrich at debian.or.jp
Fri Jul 13 17:34:26 UTC 2012


> We could probably make a new dfsg-free "clean" upstream tarball that is 
> still capable of building fontforge binaries by ripping out big chunks 
> of this file (i haven't tried it yet), but i don't know what that would 
> do to fontforge's ability to do Type1 font generation.
> Another approach would be to move fontforge from the main archive to the 
> non-free archive; but it seems like that would relegate many of our font 
> packages to contrib, due to build-dependencies. :(
> I'm open to other suggestions; i would be overjoyed, in fact, to hear 
> other suggestions.  Does anyone have any proposals?

 Have you asked to upstream to change its license to DFSG-free one?
 Nowadays Adobe seems to be a little bit friendly to opensource. 
 It's best choice if we can have it.

Hideki Yamane <henrich at debian.or.jp>

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