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Re: [Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#617214: ITP: cantarell-fonts -- Humanist sans-serif font family

Le mardi 19 avril 2011 à 17:35 +0200, Nicolas Spalinger a écrit : 
> At this stage, and since there's no automated functional self-contained
> buildpath, we won't create a Debian-specific one and we'll package only
> the final font files, we're mostly waiting on upstream for satisfactory
> resolution of GNOME #644201 and #635383 (versionning, license metadata,
> copyright and credits issues). I feel that for long-term maintainership
> and best practises, these issues are important to get right before
> inclusion into main.

I agree these are important issues and I appreciate your work on these
topics, but I don’t think they should prevent inclusion in main.

> >> I’m pretty sure the ftp-masters’ position on such topics is that as long
> >> the sources are here, just installing the .otf files without rebuilding
> >> them is fine.
> > 
> > There are even font packages that contain only the binary font files
> > (e.g. gsfonts) as long as the license is appropriate.
> Yes, and the ftp-masters are making the right decision here: removing
> quality open fonts for which we don't have a full reproducable buildpath
> just yet but which satisfy the 4 freedoms would be a self-defeating
> measure and would seriously hinder lots of practical uses of Debian for
> many users. Better work on upstream advocacy to release as much source
> as possible (which can include a bunch of different files including the
> .ttf files themselves) and improve the open font design toolkit.

And in the meantime, include the fonts in Debian. Right? :)

 .''`.      Josselin Mouette
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