Subject: Re: ms-ttf: get rid of license and upload restrictions and move font files
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Berndt Josef Wulf <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/22/2004 11:46:24
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On Wednesday 22 December 2004 10:30, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> On 21 Dec 2004, Greg Troxel wrote:
> > In my view, the ms-ttf license is non-free becaues it prohibits
> > including it on a cd-rom that someone is selling, and it would also
> > prohibit a company that develops a NetBSD-based system from installing
> > it on systems they ship.
> >
> > Thus, I would like warning before even building this package.
> >
> > Perhaps RESTRICTED=3D is supposed to be useful for this, but it fails to
> > cover the range of semantics.  The ms-ttf bits, either 'source'
> > tarball or 'binary' package, are apparently not restricted from FTP or
> > CDROM in general, but may not be redistributed "for profit".  Thus,
> > until RESTRICTED can express this, I think this package needs all four
> > restrictions, unless there is a notion that FTP means only anonymous
> > FTP.
> Yes, we do need a way to say it is restricted if "for profit".
> I still think it should allow building and installing and uploading to
> public FTP though. Maybe just restricting on CD and source on CDROM is
> good enough.
> As I mentioned a couple months ago, even the stricter Debian project
> includes this package.

Wouldn't NO_BIN_ON_CDROM and NO_SRC_ON_CDROM cover this requirement (see=20

cheerio Berndt

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