[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#699322: Bug#699322: Bug#699322: status of liberation fonts 2.00.1 in Debian unstable?

Fabian Greffrath fabian at greffrath.com
Wed Aug 17 10:27:19 UTC 2016

> has value for fonts.  Just want to emphasize that properly _developed_
> fonts with proper sources available has _greater_ value than equally
> shaped commercially promoted but over-the-fence-developed fonts.

I don't agree as generally as you state it. Croscore's upstream is Google
and if they are actively developing the font but decided to do this
"behind the fence" and only release the fonts occasionally in TTF format,
then that's fine. It's their decision and the OPL license allows for that.

Honestly, I don't see much added value in always running behind uptream,
occasionally taking one of their releases, converting the TTFs into SFDs
and calling that "sources".

 - Fabian

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