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Re: legal questions regarding machine learning models

> > > >       * xfonts-* (bitmap renderings of non-free vector fonts)
> > > Are you saying that xfonts-* are derived from non-free fonts?
> > > How can they be DFSG-free, then?
> > 
> > In the US and some other places, bitmap fonts can't be copyrighted.  You can
> > make a free bitmap font by rendering a non-free font at a particular size.
> Interesting: could you point me at the specific article that states
> this rule in http://www.copyright.gov/title17/  ?
> Anyway, even assuming that those bitmap fonts are DFSG-free in the US
> and "some other places", what about other jurisdictions?
> It has been often said that the Debian Project cannot (and should not)
> rely on the parts of copyright law which vary wildly across
> jurisdictions (e.g.: fair use/fair dealing and other national
> counterparts) in order to declare something DFSG-free.
> Why is a different standard being applied here?

Am I missing something? I would think that even if in all jurisdictions
the font is non-copyrightable, that still would not imply DFSG-freeness,
only that it is fit for non-free.

Best regards,

  Mark Weyer

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