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Re: .ttf in source packages

Jeff Epler <jepler@unpythonic.net> writes:

> Are ".ttf" files "source files" under the DFSG?

That's not a question that can be answered for all works. It needs to be
asked of each work.

> (Surely they are not the source files used within Bitstream during the
> development of the font!)

Probably not. The question to ask is: What is the preferred form of the
work *today* for someone making modifications to the work?

If there is no better form that even exists, then the preferred form of
the work today is the only form of the work today.

On the other hand, if there is some better form of the work, that would
be preferred when making modifications, that form is the source form.

And yes, this does raise the question of the honesty of those who make
claims about what forms of the work exist today.

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Ben Finney

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