[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#797627: ITP: fonts-hack -- Typeface designed for source code

Fabian Greffrath fabian at debian.org
Mon Sep 7 05:02:06 UTC 2015

Am Freitag, den 04.09.2015, 23:40 +0200 schrieb Paride Legovini:
> What do you think? What are more precisely the Debian requirements 
> for the build process of its packages?

I think we should approach this with pragmatism.

In the end, fonts are  - like graphics - a piece of artwork distributed
in a binary format which is just as editable as any other arbitrarily
chosen file format. There is no canonical "source format" for fonts
that could be considered their "prefered form for making
modifications". This differentiates fonts (and graphics) from e.g.
binary blobs which are just obfuscated source code.

So, as long as the license premits this, I think that redistributing
font files as they come should be considered alright. For example, I do
exact this in the fonts-croscore and fonts-crosextra-* packages.

Just my opinion,

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