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

Hideki Yamane henrich at debian.or.jp
Mon Dec 28 06:18:18 UTC 2015


>The originals of several of these functions seem to appear (with
>non-DFSG-free licensing) in the appendices of
>In particular, the licensing says:
>>>> This code, as well as the code in the following appendices, is copyrighted by
>>>> Adobe Systems Incorporated, and may not be reproduced except by
>>>> permission of Adobe Systems Incorporated. Adobe Systems Incorporated
>>>> grants permission to use this code in Type 1 font programs, as long as the
>>>> code is used as it appears in this document, the copyright notice remains
>>>> intact, and the character outline code included in such a font program is
>>>> neither copied nor derived from character outline code in any Adobe Systems
>>>> font program.

>> https://github.com/fontforge/fontforge/blob/master/fontforge/othersubrs.c

This code seems to be based on
and now Adobe Font Development Kit for OpenType (AFDKO) is licensed under
Apache-2.0 license. Fontforge is licensed under GPL-3, so it's not a
problem to embedded it.

Thanks, Read and other folks in Adobe :)
Bug#665334 "non-DFSG postscript embedded in fontforge" is solved.

However, I don't know it is okay for other pfb files with license conflicts.
Apache-2.0 conflicts with GPL-2, at least, and it may conflict with
other license,

Just "type 1 fonts include Adobe all right reserved code" is not a problem, but
if those type 1 fonts would be licensed under certain license like GPL-2 that
conflict with Apache-2.0...?

And, how can I think about fontforge copies snippet to generate those
*.pfb files?

It's for Bug#694308.

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