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Re: (forw) Re: [Indlinux-group] AksharYogini font family released

Quoting Paul Wise (pabs@debian.org):

> > Since I sent the initial mail in this thread, we got confirmation that
> > Fedora had the exact same concerns about this font, which finally has
> > never been packaged for it.
> Do you have a reference for that?

From: Rahul Bhalerao <rahul_pb_india@yahoo.com>
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----- Original Message ----
> From: Kartik Mistry <kartik.mistry@gmail.com>
> To: "Indian Linux group ," <indlinux-group@lists.sourceforge.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, 1 April, 2009 11:02:56 AM
> Subject: Re: [Indlinux-group] AksharYogini font family released
> On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 11:42 PM, Guntupalli Karunakar
> wrote:
> > Frankly if I was a non-IT person, or no links to FOSS/philosophy,
> > then the conditions on site sound plain enough to understand..
> Karunakar, Can you try to contact upstream and make fonts available
> under proper license? Until, then - I think we need to remove this
> font from Debian.

Long back (more than a year) even I tried to package it for fedora, but got stuck with the license issue.
Tried to persuade upstream to at least use the mention of GPLv2,v3 or OFL, but it did not happen.

Even philosophically speaking the license terms noted on the website do not appear compatible with FOSS.
Where are the 4 freedoms that Free Software ensures explicitly stated? Especially, freedom to modify and/or fork are not present at all.
IMO, this certainly does not comply with Free Software, both technically and philosophically. 

With all due respect to the emotions involved with this font, and the quality of the font, I really wish it finally becomes unambiguously Free as in freedom.


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