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sharefont package license sucks, even for non-free

I was looking at the sharefont package license because the gimp
package suggests it.  It starts off with:


Ok, fair enough.  It's on non-free.

But then the Debian maintainer wants a cut too! 

: If you actually pay money for one or more of the fonts in this
: package then I expect to be cut in. For the work of putting
: together this package I expect $10 or 10% of the fee paid to the
: authors of the fonts whichever is higher.
: Send check to:
:         Christoph Lameter, FTS Box 466
:         Pasadena, CA 91182
: Christoph Lameter <clameter@debian.org>, October 6, 1996 

Perhaps it's a clever idea to discourage the use of non-free,
but I think it looks very bad to have a package on Debian servers
that could profit its maintainer simply for packaging it.  It's a
contradiction in philosophy, especially coming from someone with
a high profile like Christoph Lameter.

Should Debian resources be used to make a buck for maintainers?

Do we need policy against this sort of thing?

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