[Pkg-fonts-devel] non-DFSG postscript embedded in fontforge [was: Re: Imager]

Khaled Hosny khaledhosny at eglug.org
Sat Mar 24 20:13:38 UTC 2012

On Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 12:59:30PM -0400, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
> On 03/23/2012 01:33 AM, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> >I guess you intend to raise the issue in upstream's mailing list?
> I'm struggling with how best to do this.
> The part that i'm most concerned with here (DFSG-freeness) i'm not
> convinced is an upstream issue -- upstream has not stated any
> commitment to DFSG-freeness, and upstream's code is licensed
> liberally, but not copyleft.
> The only issue that is clearly upstream's is the most silly/pedantic
> one -- the modification of Adobe's code (at the same time, this is
> probably the most significant legal risk since it's directly in
> contravention of their license, while none of the rest of this is).

What about simply contacting Adobe asking for a more liberal license for
that code snippet? May be there is a little chance they will agree to
change the license which would keep everyone happy.


More information about the Pkg-fonts-devel mailing list