Bug#182212: ITP: ttf-bitstream-vera
Package name : ttf-bitstream-vera
Version : 1.0
Upstream Author : Bitstream, Inc.
URL : http://gnome.org/fonts/
License : see below
Description : The Bitstream Vera family of free TrueType fonts
This is a set of high-quality TrueType fonts donated to the Free Software
community by Bitstream, Inc. They fully cover Western European languages
(ISO-8859-1, ISO-8859-15) and Turkish (ISO-8859-9). They also include a
selection of mathematical and other symbols and some limited support for
Eastern European languages (parts of ISO-8859-2). Non-latin scripts are
Description improvements are of course welcome.
Currently only a non-distributable preview version is available, so there
are no preliminary packages. However the .dsc and .diff.gz are available
from http://people.debian.org/~michaelf/ttf-bitstream-vera/ so you can use
those together with the preview fonts from http://gnome.org/fonts/ to
build your own package. Note that this package must not be redistributed.
This is the draft license for the final version:
Copyright (c) 2003 by Bitstream, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Bitstream
Vera is a trademark of Bitstream, Inc.
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining
a copy of the fonts accompanying this license ("Fonts") and associated
documentation files (the "Font Software"), to reproduce and distribute
the Font Software, including without limitation the rights to use,
copy, merge, publish, distribute, and/or sell copies of the Font
Software, and to permit persons to whom the Font Software is furnished
to do so, subject to the following conditions:
The above copyright and trademark notices and this permission notice
shall be included in all copies of one or more of the Font Software
The Font Software may be modified, altered, or added to, and in
particular the designs of glyphs or characters in the Fonts may be
modified and additional glyphs or characters may be added to the
Fonts, only if the fonts are renamed to names not containing either
the words "Bitstream" or the word "Vera".
This License becomes null and void to the extent applicable to Fonts
or Font Software that have been modified and are distributed under the
"Bitstream Vera" names.
The Font Software may be sold as part of a larger software package but
no copy of one or more of the Font Software typefaces may be sold by
THE FONT SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT
OF COPYRIGHT, PATENT, TRADEMARK, OR OTHER RIGHT. IN NO EVENT SHALL
BITSTREAM OR THE GNOME FOUNDATION BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR
OTHER LIABILITY, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR
OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE FONT
SOFTWARE OR FROM OTHER DEALINGS IN THE FONT SOFTWARE.
Except as contained in this notice, the names of Gnome, the Gnome
Foundation, and Bitstream, Inc., shall not be used in advertising or
otherwise to promote the sale, use or other dealings in this Font
Software without prior written authorization from the Gnome Foundation
or Bitstream, Inc., respectively. For further information, contact:
fonts at gnome dot org.
The only slightly questionable part is that the fonts must not be sold by
themselves, but my reading of DFSG 1 seems to suggest that this is
acceptable. Can the folks on -legal please confirm that my interpretation
is correct (and that I haven't missed anything else)?
The package will be uploaded once the final fonts are released, which will
probably happen sometime next month.