[Pkg-fonts-devel] Looking for a sponsor for my fonts-hack package

Fabian Greffrath fabian at debian.org
Thu Sep 3 13:11:11 UTC 2015

Hi Paride,

Am Donnerstag, den 03.09.2015, 14:27 +0200 schrieb Paride Legovini:
> Here I'm not sure about what to do. The upstream distribution is a .zip
> file with just the .ttf files, I manually repackaged this into the
> .orig.tar.xz package, and here I'm already unsure if this way to proceed
> is correct.

this should be alright.

> It's true that the upstream .zip does not contain a license file, but
> the git repository does, and it's where I took what I put in the
> debian/copyright file. Should I manually add this file to the .orig
> archive? Or should I add a note about where to find this file?

It should be reproducible where you found the license. Regarding
including the license texts in the tarball, the SIL license is more
explicit about this in §2, but the Bitstream license just states:

 The above copyright and trademark notices and this permission notice shall be
 included in all copies of one or more of the Font Software typefaces.

I guess it depends on what is regarded as "copy", since the binary .ttf
files themselves have the license texts embedded, but I'd rather go for


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