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Re: DFSG and fonts [was: Bug#91856: Hello]

On Wed, Apr 04, 2001 at 11:03:38AM -0700, Joseph Carter wrote:
> The importance of being able to modify any particular piece of software
> may not always be critical to some in all cases, but as a general rule it
> is NECESSARY to be able to modify the code you run on your machine.  It is
> not so necessary to be able to modify a license document or an icon or a
> font.

Why is it necessary to be able to modify the code and not a font?
People install programs (on Debian, no less) every day, where they
can't modify the code. A font can have bugs, not have the features
(characters) you want, or just not work the way you want. Which are
really the same reasons you want to able to modify code. 

David Starner - dstarner98@aasaa.ofe.org
Pointless website: http://dvdeug.dhis.org
"I don't care if Bill personally has my name and reads my email and 
laughs at me. In fact, I'd be rather honored." - Joseph_Greg

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