#1 2017-01-12 22:28:34

jff
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Registered: 2017-01-12
Posts: 1

violates font license

Hello,

I'm the maintainer off gcstar at Debian.

I forward this bug[1]:

Source: gcstar
Version: 1.7.1-1
Severity: serious
User: pkg-fonts-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org
Usertags: license-violation
X-Debbugs-CC: pkg-fonts-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org

Your source package contains an GPL/LGPL font:

share/gcstar/fonts/LiberationSans-Regular.ttf

This looks to be from here:

https://fedorahosted.org/liberation-fonts/

The font's source code appears to be here:

https://git.fedorahosted.org/cgit/liber … t/tree/src

Your source package does not contain the font source code, therefore
your distribution of the font constitutes a violation of the license.

Please notify your upstream that they are violating the font license.

Please remove the font from the source package and build-depend or
depend on the fonts-liberation binary font package instead.

Please contact your upstream and ask them to use fontconfig or similar
to get fonts for use by the software instead of using a specific font.

This message is brought to you by the Debian Fonts Task Force:

http://wiki.debian.org/Fonts

--
bye,
pabs

We have a freeze in this month.


CU
Jörg

[1] https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrepo … bug=851112

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