Re: Considering packaging: Microsoft Web Font pack
On Sun, Dec 06, 1998 at 01:30:04PM -0500, Ben Pfaff wrote:
> Ben Collins <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > Restrictions on Alteration. You may not rename, edit or create any
> > derivative works from the SOFTWARE PRODUCT, other than subsetting
> > when embedding them in documents.
> This automatically makes it not DFSG free since we cannot alter the
> original in any form, not even for our own use. This obviously refers to
> the fonts themselves.
The DFSG is not terribly relevant, since the best I'm hoping for is to get
this into non-free.
> Is creating a .deb of the fonts a derivative work? I think that
> Microsoft's lawyers might think so, which is what counts in the this
I like to think that my life isn't directly affected by what Microsoft's
lawyers think. What counts is what a judge would think. Mind you, I hate
getting sued as much as the next guy.