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Re: sharefont package license sucks, even for non-free



On Fri, Nov 03, 2000 at 09:45:16AM -0500, Peter S Galbraith wrote:
> : THIS SOFTWARE IS SHAREWARE AND REQUIRES A PAYMENT FOR USE!!!
[...]
> 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 
[...]
> Should Debian resources be used to make a buck for maintainers?

No.

> Do we need policy against this sort of thing?

Yes.

What's more, any money that o-o makes from this half-baked enterprise will
probably be used to put people on URPE spam lists.  (Unsolicited Religious
Proselytizing Email).

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