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Re: Social Contract GR's Affect on sarge

* Theodore Ts'o (tytso@mit.edu) wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 26, 2004 at 12:54:14PM -0400, Stephen Frost wrote:
> > Well, now, I'm not entirely convinced of this.  Could a similar argument
> > not be used on JPEG's or PNG's?  Do we have *some* reasonable way to
> > modify these fonts?  It's been a long time, but I did hack on some fonts
> > a long time ago and while it wasn't the most fun thing I could have
> > sworn there was a free program available to do it..
> Ah, but I could hack around firmware using a hex editor as well.  The
> question is whether or not a compressed PCF or truetype font file is
> the "preferred form for modification" --- i.e., source.  If the
> requirement is that "source" is available for all files shipped in
> main, I don't see how we can include any of our fonts in the Debian
> distribution.

That's what I'm contending.  For compressed PCF or truetype fonts I'd be
more inclined to say that's the 'preferred form for modification'.  I'm
less inclined to say the same about firmware and a hex editor though not
entirely opposed to it either.  Especially if the firmware is just
assembled assembly for a specific processor that could be disassembled.
I'm not very familiar with firmware though, is virtually all firmware
compiled C code or is alot of it assembly or what?


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