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Two large groups of non-free fonts in main.



Severity: serious
Package: xfonts-75dpi

Note, while this is filed against xfonts-75dpi, it affects several of
the font packages generated from the xfree86 source package, feel free
to reassign to another package.

The two large groups in question are the Utopia (UT*) and the Lucida
(lu*) fonts.

The only license I can find on the Utopia fonts is in the font files
themselves:
COPYRIGHT "Copyright (c) 1989, 1991 Adobe Systems Incorporated.  All Rights Reserved."

Obviously without something further we do not even have a license to
distribute them, hopefully I am simply missing a license somewhere that
gives us proper rights, however..

The license case for the Lucida fonts is a little more interesting.

In the font files is the following notice:

COMMENT  (c) Copyright Bigelow & Holmes 1986, 1985. Lucida is a registered
COMMENT  trademark of Bigelow & Holmes. See LEGAL NOTICE file for terms
COMMENT  of the license.

The contents of the file in question is below, what rights it gives is,
a very interesting question. It does not explicitly give permission to
modify, however it is vague enough that -legal should probably examine
it.
(Note, this is a /different/ license then the one Branden recently sent
B&H a letter about.)

This is the LEGAL NOTICE pertaining to the Lucida fonts from Bigelow & Holmes:

	NOTICE TO USER: The source code, including the glyphs or icons 
	forming a par of the OPEN LOOK TM Graphic User Interface, on this 
	tape and in these files is copyrighted under U.S. and international
	laws. Sun Microsystems, Inc. of Mountain View, California owns
	the copyright and has design patents pending on many of the icons. 
	AT&T is the owner of the OPEN LOOK trademark associated with the
	materials on this tape. Users and possessors of this source code 
	are hereby granted a nonexclusive, royalty-free copyright and 
	design patent license to use this code in individual and 
	commercial software. A royalty-free, nonexclusive trademark
	license to refer to the code and output as "OPEN LOOK" compatible 
	is available from AT&T if, and only if, the appearance of the 
	icons or glyphs is not changed in any manner except as absolutely
	necessary to accommodate the standard resolution of the screen or
	other output device, the code and output is not changed except as 
	authorized herein, and the code and output is validated by AT&T. 
	Bigelow & Holmes is the owner of the Lucida (R) trademark for the
	fonts and bit-mapped images associated with the materials on this 
	tape. Users are granted a royalty-free, nonexclusive license to use
	the trademark only to identify the fonts and bit-mapped images if, 
	and only if, the fonts and bit-mapped images are not modified in any
	way by the user. 


	Any use of this source code must include, in the user documentation 
	and internal comments to the code, notices to the end user as  
	follows:


	(c) Copyright 1989 Sun Microsystems, Inc. Sun design patents
	pending in the U.S. and foreign countries. OPEN LOOK is a 
	trademark of AT&T. Used by written permission of the owners.


 	(c) Copyright Bigelow & Holmes 1986, 1985. Lucida is a registered 
	trademark of Bigelow & Holmes. Permission to use the Lucida 
	trademark is hereby granted only in association with the images 
	and fonts described in this file.



	SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC., AT&T, AND BIGELOW & HOLMES 
	MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF
 	THIS SOURCE CODE FOR ANY PURPOSE. IT IS PROVIDED "AS IS" 
	WITHOUT EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. 
	SUN  MICROSYSTEMS, INC., AT&T AND BIGELOW  & HOLMES, 
	SEVERALLY AND INDIVIDUALLY, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES 
	WITH REGARD TO THIS SOURCE CODE, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED
	WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A
	PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL SUN MICROSYSTEMS,
	INC., AT&T OR BIGELOW & HOLMES BE LIABLE FOR ANY
	SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES,
	OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA 	
	OR PROFITS, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF  CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE
	OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION
	WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS SOURCE CODE.

-- 
	1024D/E65A7801 Zephaniah E. Hull <warp@babylon.d2dc.net>
	   92ED 94E4 B1E6 3624 226D  5727 4453 008B E65A 7801
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