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Re: Upcoming bug mass-filing re. non-free TrueType fonts in main

On Wed, Aug 14, 2002 at 04:54:37PM +0200, Erich Schubert wrote:
> For the author of ttf-larabie-*, i tried that when i made these
> packages. The licence we got does NOT fulfill all DFSG requirements, but
> is already very liberate. I don't think we'll get further than that.
> So please don't press him, unless you maybe pay him to release his fonts
> (or some of the most useful ones at least, like Blue Highway)
> under the GPL ;)

Nope, I'm assuming that for things in non-free the maintainer has already
made the best effort they can to free the fonts.  However, there are plenty
of freeware fonts and amateur fontographers out there (although it is a bit
tedious to find *quality* fonts in all of that) and that's the population
I'd like to educate about DFSG-free licensing.  Unfortunately, it's going to
be rough sledding unless I can find a license that is likely to address the
problems fontographers typically face when deciding how to license their
work (like: "How am I going to deal with it when someone changes my font to
something ugly and it reflects poorly on my skills as a fontographer?")

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