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Re: Mass bug filling about proprietary code of adobe in our type1 fonts

On Sun, Nov 25, 2012 at 07:09:42AM -0500, John D. Hendrickson and Sara Darnell wrote:
> Absolutely rediculous.
> 	Prove Adobe did not give up rights by contributing them years ago.
> 	Prove Adobe did not give up rights by ignoring > 7 years.
> 	Prove Adobe did not use these as a way to sell more fonts CD to Linux users.
> 	* Prove you even have legal say or interest in metioning it.
> 	* Prove it in a Court that has Jurisdiction

None of that is relevant.

If there is code in a font that has a license attached to it which does
not meet the DFSG, then it should go out of Debian; not because we're
not allowed to keep it in Debian by the author of said code, but because
we don't *want* it to be in Debian, according to the DFSG.

Whether Adobe has any rights to that code, or whether a court of law
will say that they do, is irrelevant to that argument.

Copyshops should do vouchers. So that next time some bureaucracy requires you
to mail a form in triplicate, you can mail it just once, add a voucher, and
save on postage.

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