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Re: Bug#490857: ITP: watermelons -- watermelon bouncing game

On Tue, 15 Jul 2008 08:05:21 -0700 unifoundry@unifoundry.com wrote:

> > Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 14:56:47 +0800
> > From: pabs@debian.org
> > To: pdewacht@gmail.com; 490857@bugs.debian.org
> > Subject: Re: Bug#490857: ITP: watermelons -- watermelon bouncing game
> > CC: debian-devel@lists.debian.org
> > 
> > On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 3:43 AM, Peter De Wachter <pdewacht@gmail.com> wrote:
> > 
> > > * URL : http://www.imitationpickles.org/melons/index.html
> > 
> > Source code contains a duplicated non-free font (HURRYUP.TTF from
> > ttf-larabie-straight).
> > 
> The font might be duplicated, but I checked its licensing information
> and it is free.  (I thought maybe if it were a simple font I could make
> one up for the game.)  Here is the text information that the TrueType
> font Hurryup.ttf contains:
> ===============
> Created by: Ray Larabie
> Creation Year: 2004
> Copyright: © 1998 Ray Larabie. This font is freeware. Read attached
> text file for details. Info & updates visit www.larabiefonts.com.
> Donations gratefully accepted at www.larabiefonts.com/donation.html.
> Also visit my commercial type foundry at www.typodermic.com. This font
> was updated in 2004.
> Notice/Description: accents added in 2004. Larabie Fonts is able to
> offer unique free fonts through the generous support of visitors to the
> site. Making fonts is my full-time job and every donation, in any
> amount, enables me to continue running the site and creating new fonts.
> If you would like to support Larabie Fonts visit www.larabiefonts.com
> for details.
> ===============
> This appears at http://www.larabiefonts.com/help.html -- "Embedding
> Larabie Fonts in any format is free of charge and you don't need our
> permission for embedding them in your software."  The site does state
> that the use granted for his TrueType fonts don't apply to OpenType
> fonts.  It could be that the font collection is non-free (I don't have
> the package at hand) -- he does mention that he didn't create all the
> fonts in his massive collection.
> He says he'll accept donations, but states that the font is freeware
> (not shareware).

freeware is not DFSG-free, the same help page says:
Q: Your EULA (End User License Agreement) says I can’t alter your
fonts. Does that mean I can’t play with them in Photoshop, Illustrator
or Publisher?

A: Not at all. It means you can’t alter the font shape with software
like Fontographer or Fontlab. You are absolutely allowed to colour,
warp, texturize, link or bend the fonts to customize your artwork. In
fact, use the fonts creatively. That’s why I made them.

That violates DFSG §3 -> non-free


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