Bug#657244: batik bundles a non free colour profile in pdf-transcoder.jar

Karl Goetz karl at kgoetz.id.au
Wed Jan 25 20:34:13 UTC 2012

On Wed, 25 Jan 2012 08:57:24 +0100
Vincent Fourmond <fourmond at debian.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 11:54 PM, Karl Goetz <karl at kgoetz.id.au>
> wrote:
> > >From [1], it seems the pdf-transcoder.jar in batik contains a
> > >colour
> > profile with a crazy licence.
> >  "...permission to use, copy and distribute this file for any
> > purpose is hereby granted without fee, provided that the file is
> > not changed including the HP copyright notice tag, ... "
> >
> > The file will need to be removed from the jar, or the jar (and pdf
> > support) removed from batik :/
>   Actually, it's more annoying than this. As far as I can tell, batik
> doesn't use this binary jar (and it should have been stripped from the
> debian source ages ago). Unfortunately, the jar comes from fop, and
> the incriminated file is present in fop source, which makes it
> unsuitable for main...

Thanks for tracking down the real source of the problem!

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK7FOSS)
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