[arch-general] Packages with non free licenses

w9ya at qrparci.net w9ya at qrparci.net
Wed Dec 19 14:45:38 EST 2007

>> BTW, *IF* arch is putting this on the 'core' cd , then yeah, we should
>> remove it, but the last time I did a full up archinstall, it was NOT
>> on the cd, so I am willing to bet that we can remove it easily enough
>> too if it has been added into the install cd.
> Archlinux currently offers two installation media types. The FTP and the
> Core CD. Although the extra repo isnt included in either, the
> possibility of providing a DVD as an alternative installation method has
> been
> discussed a lot in the past and hasnt been dropped completely as far as
> i know.
>> You already said above that this package would comply/conform if a
>> copy of the license is included. I am glad you found said license.
>> Let's just include it and be done with things.
> No, that is just one part of it. The license is needed anyway for the
> package to stay in repos and was bound to be added sooner or later.
> What is more important in my opinion, but havent got the knowledge nor
> the time  at this point to investigate further is whether, just like the
> codecs package, a similar or maybe even better behaviour can be achieved
> by the use of open source fonts.
> I thought, or better yet hoped, that somebody more relevant than me, who
> actually have experience, and deal with fonts on a daily basis post on
> this thread and allow the conversation to go further. Maybe i was wrong.
> Since the above hasnt happened yet i see absolutely no point in
> continuing this either.
> Personally i will try to investigate this  when i have the time and if i
> get any worth posting results, i will let u know.
> Greg

Actually I *DID* see a message, prior to your response to me and in this
thread, wherein it said that these m$ fonts work better because they did
not require additional anti-aliasing setup.

I agree with this too, they work fine and without any fiddling.

Very best regards;

Bob Finch

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