Re: Considering packaging: Microsoft Web Font pack
> > 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.
Ben Pfaff <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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
Urgh. Yes, creating a .deb is a derivative work. It's the original
plus our stuff.
The thing is: including all the fonts by wrapping the whole thing up in
a .deb is creating an improper subset of the fonts -- so the concept of
packaging them is likely to be controversial.
The right thing to do here is contact Microsoft and ask.