[arch-general] Packages with non free licenses

Jan de Groot jan at jgc.homeip.net
Wed Dec 19 04:05:16 EST 2007

> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: arch-general-bounces at archlinux.org [mailto:arch-general-
> bounces at archlinux.org] Namens Hussam Al-Tayeb
> Verzonden: woensdag 19 december 2007 9:31
> Aan: General Discusson about Arch Linux
> Onderwerp: Re: [arch-general] Packages with non free licenses
> On Wed, 2007-12-19 at 09:32 +0200, Grigorios Bouzakis wrote:
> <snip>
> > - You may only redistribute the fonts in their original form (.exe or
> > .sit.hqx) and with their original file name from your Web site or
> > intranet site.
> <snip>
> > As far as i can tell after reading the above, Archlinux's way of
> > distributing these fonts doesnt break the Microsoft EULA besides the
> not
> > providing a copy of the license point.
> Actually according to your message, it does break the EULA since the
> files should be distributed in original .exe form then extracted on a
> user's system which isn't what archlinux does. The archlinux package
> already repackages the fonts.

Last time I checked, the package contains all the exe files, which are
extracted in post_install. As there's a no-CD distribution license, I think
we should change this to a script that downloads the files from our FTP
server and installs them in the same way as we do now (a linuxtag DVD with
extra included would violate the MS license for example).

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