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Re: [Pkg-fonts-devel] RFS: thaifonts-siampradesh



On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 7:56 PM, Theppitak
Karoonboonyanan<thep@linux.thai.net> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 5:42 PM, Nicolas Spalinger
> <nicolas_spalinger@sil.org> wrote:
>> LI Daobing wrote:
>>> yes, i know it is not DFSG-free.
>>>
>>> but not all the non-DFSG-free software can be uploaded to non-free,
>>> and I can't found any conclusion that this software can be uploaded to
>>> non-free.
>>>
>>> consider repost the license to debian-legal@l.d.o
>>
>>
>> Hi Theppitak,
>>
>> I would highly recommend you try interacting with upstream again to
>> convince them about adding their contact information to a FONTLOG and
>> suggesting people get in touch with them via that file as it's not
>> dropped by the package maintainers. Notifications can't be a requirement
>> but you providing contact information and suggesting it can make it easier.
>>
>> One small step and their release can be free software and can be more
>> widely distributed as part of Debian.
>
> Thanks to both of you for the comments.
>
> I'd like to say I have already tried that negotiation for over two years.
> But as the copyright holders are governmental organizations, they're not
> easy to convince. Talking to only one organization is difficult enough,
> but in this case, there are two to convince!
>
> I would have ignored it if it's not because of the fact that the fonts
> have now been used widespread (in a free-as-in-free-beer fashion,
> though).
>
> I have tried sending them some messages again, anyway, by referencing
> all relevant discussions here. I'll update on any progress.

With almost 2 months of silence from the copyright holders,
I think I had better go on with worst case assumption.

Given the unmodified version of the license, and with the
assumption that all modification and redistribution is on
postcardware basis, could debian-legal people re-evaluate
the license for non-free upload?

The license text can be found in the ITP bug log:
  http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=524835

Thanks,
-- 
Theppitak Karoonboonyanan
http://linux.thai.net/~thep/



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