[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#665334: Bug#665334: non-DFSG & Type 1 Postscript embedded fonts

Andy Simpkins rattusrattus at debian.org
Sun Jan 29 15:08:08 UTC 2017

On 29/01/17 13:18, Paul Wise wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 29, 2017 at 7:35 PM, Andy Simpkins wrote:
>>   It is our belief that this is sufficient; that the package FontForge,
>> and type 1 fonts generated by this package are now DFSG compliant
>> because Apache 2.0 is GPL2+ compatible.
> The FSF believes that Apache 2.0 is only compatible with GPLv3+ not GPLv2.
> https://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#apache2
> https://www.apache.org/licenses/GPL-compatibility.html
Well Paul you are entirely correct. 
Would you believe that pretty much everyone here missed that one -
despite the fact that nearly every person did proof this :-)

OK so what does that mean?

GPL2 stuff could be problematic but ultimately the suggested action(s)
would still appear valid...  Karen your thoughts on this would be
greatly appreciated....


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