[aur-general] Non-Free font packages

BlissSam m13253 at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 14 12:18:38 EDT 2012

Thank you for your report.
I am really sorry that I missed the license files.
I know that Microsoft provide their fonts for free of charge, however a license should be required.
So I will update my PKGBUILD with a license later. (It's a 128MiB package and maybe I will spend hours testing it, so please be patient to see the update)
However I do not know Apple's license policy. I wonder what is the best way to solve the problem with osx-fonts

I apologize for my mistake.

> From: george at george-brooke.co.uk
> To: aur-general at archlinux.org
> CC: m13253 at hotmail.com
> Subject: Non-Free font packages
> Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2012 16:44:52 +0100
> Hi, 
> Today I noticed the following packages on the AUR, osx-lion-fonts [1] and 
> win7-fonts [2].
> Both of these packages download the fonts from an FTP server which appears to 
> be operated by the maintainer, not from any kind of official source and although 
> they both specify "Custom" as the license neither of them install a license 
> file (or show any indication that the maintainer has permission to redistribute 
> the files).
> To me, this gives the appearance that the archives linked to are probably 
> copyright infringing.
> As I understand it, PKGBUILDs which link to infringing sources are generally 
> frowned upon which is why others for Win7 fonts (for example) require the user 
> to manually acquire and copy the font files.
> Could a TU and/or the maintainer (who is CCed in) investigate and clarify the 
> situation.
> Thanks
> GeorgeB
> [1] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=61979
> [2] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=61978

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