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|Summary:||xorg-x11 fonts with bad licenses need to be fixed or removed|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Jens Petersen <petersen>|
|Component:||xorg-x11-fonts||Assignee:||Kristian Høgsberg <krh>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||rawhide||CC:||atodorov, fonts-bugs, mtasaka, tcallawa|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2008-01-15 14:36:48 EST||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
|Bug Depends On:||427845|
|Bug Blocks:||182235, 226639, 235706|
Description Jens Petersen 2007-10-03 19:53:30 EDT
Description of problem: Unfortunately the Luxi TrueType fonts in xorg-x11-fonts-truetype are not under a completely free license since they can't be modified and redistributed. See http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Licensing#head-d8cc605dd386091c8b6be97b8a43fb6a5d624ae1-4 The license is not included in the package but from the source: "The Font Software may not be modified, altered, or added to, and in particular the designs of glyphs or characters in the Fonts may not be modified nor may additional glyphs or characters be added to the Fonts. This License becomes null and void when the Fonts or Font Software have been modified." Unless we can get the fonts released under a free license (maybe unlikely after all this time?) I am afraid it needs to be removed from Fedora.
Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2007-10-04 04:48:38 EDT
Because I cannot During looking through this font, I found helpful email on one of Debian lists (http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2005/03/msg00396.html) with a long list of non-free fonts in Debian. And BTW, in Debian, luxi font always was in ttf-xfree86-nonfree package. I will probably go and make that long time overdue Merge Review of xorg-x11-fonts (bug 317641) -- as a former Czech IP lawyer I am probably one of few people in Red Hat who has stomach strong enough to plough through all these licences. :-)
Comment 2 Jens Petersen 2007-10-07 21:04:41 EDT
(In reply to comment #1) > Because I cannot sorry? :) > BTW, in Debian, luxi font always was in ttf-xfree86-nonfree package. Ok > I will probably go and make that long time overdue Merge Review of > xorg-x11-fonts Yes please, that would be most helpful.
Comment 3 Jens Petersen 2007-11-04 18:27:12 EST
This was filed a bit late in the cycle and didn't make F8, but since this is a legal issue and we say Fedora is pure FOSS this really needs to be fixed for F9 IMHO: raising to F9Blocker list.
Comment 4 Tom "spot" Callaway 2007-11-26 11:12:53 EST
Emailed copyright holders to see if there is any chance of correcting the licensing before pulling it out.
Comment 5 Tom "spot" Callaway 2007-11-28 09:58:58 EST
Upstream responded that they have no intention of changing the license. We need to go ahead and remove the Luxi fonts.
Comment 6 Tom "spot" Callaway 2007-12-18 17:51:28 EST
The Luxi fonts are removed from xorg-x11-fonts in rawhide (7.2-5). While I was in there, I audited the licenses for the rest of the fonts, and caught a few more that probably should not be there: - ibm-type1 (Courier) does not have permission to modify. Working with Josh Boyer to try to get IBM to fix the license, otherwise, I'll pull that font before F-9. - misc-meltho (Meltho Syrian) has the same problem as the Luxi fonts, contacted the copyright holder to try to get a license change, otherwise, I'll have to pull it before F-9. I'm just going to use this issue to track fonts that may need to be removed.
Comment 7 Mamoru TASAKA 2007-12-18 22:43:10 EST
Hi! I tried to "locate luxi" and this seems to also affect /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/reportlab/fonts/luxiserif.ttf /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/reportlab/fonts/luxiserif_license.txt in python-reportlab-2.1-1.fc8 (license text seems the same) ?
Comment 8 Tom "spot" Callaway 2008-01-07 15:06:11 EST
Created bug 427845 against python-reportlab. Good catch!
Comment 9 Tom "spot" Callaway 2008-01-14 12:49:57 EST
IBM refused to make license changes for ibm-type1, so that is being removed. I received no response from upstream for misc-meltho, so that is also being removed.
Comment 10 Tom "spot" Callaway 2008-01-15 14:36:48 EST
All of the remaining fonts in the xorg-x11-fonts SRPM are ok for Fedora. Closing out this bug.