[Pkg-fonts-devel] [RFS] fonts-georgewilliams

Francesca Ciceri madamezou at zouish.org
Fri Apr 18 13:16:43 UTC 2014

Hi Vasudev,

thanks for the review :)

On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 10:54:15PM +0530, Vasudev Kamath wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 9:20 PM, Francesca Ciceri <madamezou at zouish.org> wrote:
> > Also, I'm not sure if it's ok to ask for review/sponsorship of the
> > package directly here or if it's better go throught mentors, let me
> > know!
> You can ask for review and sponsor here on pkg-fonts, and here is a
> quick review after checking various files under debian, I think its
> better to move debian/copyright file to new format [1] other than that
> Standards-Version which you already mentioned that you will update.

While I was changing the debian/copyright file I noticed a couple of

 - upstream now provides the sources for this font see [1]
 - he added OFL as license, so the fonts are apparently dual-licensed
   now (BSD+OFL)
 - he doesn't really use a version number

It would make sense to probably include the sources in the package, and
generate the ttf via fontforge. I've looked a bit at how this is done in
other packages (fonts-dejavu mainly) and I think I can experiment a bit
with this kind of change.
I'll update the license situation, so that now we have: source →
OFL/BSD, debian/* files GPL.

Does that makes sense for fonts that are not updated by upstream since
ages (2004 the more recent update, but they all are more or less
2002-2003 according to upstream homepage)? I don't use them, and I
started to work on this just to help with the migration. I feel like the
stray dog followed me home :).
But, I'm using this package to learn, and it's great on that point of
view, I'm just not sure on a team-wide point of view how much this work
makes sense.


[1] http://fontforge.org/sfds/
> [1] https://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/copyright-format/1.0/
<ana> the real problem is when you turn 32 and you need an
extra bit
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