Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 848659
fop: non-free ICM color profile included
Last modified: 2013-04-20 15:34:57 EDT
Description of problem:
fop includes non-free elements. Quoting from
./fop-1.0/src/java/org/apache/fop/pdf/sRGB Color Space Profile.icm.LICENSE.txt:
> Copyright (c) 1998 Hewlett-Packard Company
> To anyone who acknowledges that the file "sRGB Color Space Profile.icm"
> is provided "AS IS" WITH NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY:
> permission to use, copy and distribute this file for any purpose is hereby
> granted without fee, provided that the file is not changed including the HP
> copyright notice tag, and that the name of Hewlett-Packard Company not be
> used in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of the software
> without specific, written prior permission. Hewlett-Packard Company makes
> no representations about the suitability of this software for any purpose.
This license is non-free because it doesn't allow modification.
Please remove non-free parts from Fedora.
This bug affects all supported or developed Fedora releases, from F16 to F19.
Upstream is tracking this issue:
Upstream hasn't done much about this issue. Moreover, their proposed solutions are unacceptable for Fedora. The first one was adding an exception to ship non-free profile (which they already did in a similar case of pdfbox) or to unbundle the profile from their distribution tarball and let anyone that wants to compile or use fop to download the non-free profile separately.
Because this issue is important I would suggest not to wait for upstream to resolve this, but instead replace non-free color profile with a free one.
There are some free profiles available. Debian ships a collection of zlib-licensed profiles (package icc-profiles-free) and Argyll Color Management System provides color profiles under AGPL.
Created attachment 735886 [details]
This patch replaces non-free color profile with free profile from icc-profiles-openicc package.
It also updates package to the newest upstream version 1.1 (#885471)
fop-1.1-1.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 19 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing fop-1.1-1.fc19'
as soon as you are able to.
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fop-1.1-1.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.