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Re: Preparation of Debian GNU/Linux 3.0r2 (II)

At Fri, 21 Nov 2003 09:43:04 +0900,
Kenshi Muto wrote:
> > I think if your request was phrased differently, I think the outcome
> > may have been different.
> > 
> > What we agreed was HITACHI's claim in current shape can not be the
> > reason to remove package.  
> > 
> > How we treat package with ugly data (both looks and history) is
> > different issue.
> I want to focus second issue. For me, what Hitachi talking is not
> important.
> This action starts and continues from Opensource software community in
> Japan, not from Hitachi/Typebank. This action is not same as SCO :-)
> Our (OSS comunity in Japan) rough consensus is "we don't use thing
> from dirty source". Watanabe use dirty source (LABO123), Kochi in
> Woody uses Watanabe.
> There isn't any legal problem in this matter, but we hope to clean
> dirty source ourself.


As far as I saw the recognition in Japanese free software community is
"don't use this dirty gray font considered with various law and
issue".  AFAIK, almost all Japanese distributers (RedHat, Vine,
Turbolinux, ...) removed these problematic fonts from their current
image.  We sometimes discussed other distro developers with this
issue, and our general concensus is: just replace with the alternative
new kochi font family.

Even I heard from some users that they would like to use free fonts in
pease.  I considered all these situation, and decided to replace kochi
for stable.

-- gotom

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