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Re: Bug#85072: freeamp: contains non-free arial.ttf

On Tue, Feb 06, 2001 at 02:45:40PM +0100, Robert Bihlmeyer wrote:
> Package: freeamp
> Version: 2.1-0rc5.1
> Severity: important

Severity: serious at least. Possibly critical - we're distributing 
material we have no right to distribute in any way, owned by a 
copyright owner who will have no hesitation at sueing us. 
> AFAICS this violates the DFSG. So either:
> 1. relegate freeamp to non-free [sic]

I don't think we can do this. The last time we checked, there was no
way we could distribute it even in non-free, because it wouldn't
let us repackage it.

> 2. depend on msttcorefonts and use the copy of arial.ttf provided by
>    that - this implies moving to contrib
> 3. remove the dependence on this font altogether by replacing it or
>    the whole theme.
> Obviously, the third alternative is best. Probably upstream can be
> convinced to follow suit ... I notice that SuSE 7.0 has a freeamp.rpm
> including arial.ttf, and - contrary to Debian - they are for-profit.

(3) is the only sane solution, and it needs to be done ASAP. 

David Starner - dstarner98@aasaa.ofe.org
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