On Mon, Apr 17, 2006 at 11:17:28AM +1000, Drew Parsons wrote: > On Sun, 2006-04-16 at 19:24 +0300, Daniel Stone wrote: > > On Sun, Apr 16, 2006 at 07:17:40PM +0300, Daniel Stone wrote: > > > On Mon, Apr 17, 2006 at 02:24:21AM +1000, Drew Parsons wrote: > > > > Painfully, we may have to proceed without freetype support in Xprint > > > > after all. > > > > > > AIUI, the non-freeness issue I raised on xorg-modular, would certainly > > > violate the DFSG? > > I missed your message at xorg-modular, when did you make it? I looked and couldn't find it. Which is odd. I probably sent it from the wrong address, so it got bounced. > > For reference, the upstream copyright file: > > http://webcvs.freedesktop.org/xorg/xc/extras/ttf2pt1/COPYRIGHT?view=markup > > > > I misremembered (confusing it with the stupid libXaw copyright issue): > > it's not actually DFSG-non-free, but just GPL-incompatible IIRC -- > > advertising clause. > > Yes, that's right, just the advertising clause. My guess is they > generically grabbed the BSD licence at the time. A nice solution would > be if ttf2pt1 changed their licence to modern BSD. I might ask them. That would be great. > > Though the Type1 assembler is one of those > > 'licences are easy, I'll just write one myself' types. :\ > > > > Cool! Thanks for volunteering to do it ;) Heh. > > > This will all clear up much more easily once Debian has upgraded to > > > X11R7.1. > > > > Right. Given they're modules, an upload of just the newer versions of > > x11proto-fixes and libxfont could be done? This is, after all, the > > Grand Unified New Modular Reality. :) > > It'd be nice if that's true, and it would make sense. Older xserver > code simply wouldn't use the two new xfixes functions. However someone > at #xorg said he wasn't sure it was that simple, and that it might > destabilise the system. I can't judge whether he is being overly > pessimistic or not. > > I'm all for uploading the newer Fixes and Font if it's safe to do so. He's just being overly pessimistic. It's fine.
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