Re: What happens if a package includes non-free fonts already?

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On 07/18/2010 12:06 PM, Parag N(पराग़) wrote:
> Hi,
> 2010/7/18 Hans de Goede<hdegoede@xxxxxxxxxx>:
>>> I think those packages whose spec's need to be re-written should block
>>> F14Target and volunteer's are welcome to post patches/fix them.
>>> Recently I come across few packages which need to follow current fonts
>>> packaging guidelines. I start working on those but found
>>> is almost broken and for those fonts it is
>>> upstream. I am now searching those fonts if have some other publisher.
>>> If i will find any other foundry then will use and import it in Fedora
>>> otherwise my suggestion will be to retire those packages whose
>>> upstream are gone now.
>> Unless I read the thread wrong will return. Also I see
>> no reason to drop packages just because there upstream is gone.
>     Current fonts guidelines asks for using foundry name in font
> package. If based on initial import where upstream URL is no longer
> exists but its allowed to use that and use oflb as foundry name then I
> am more willing to work on it.

Ok, so this is about the rule of having a foundry name in the font package
name. I think that it is fine to keep using oflb as foundry name for fonts
which were initially packaged as such. Esp as the site
will return to normal operations in some time AFAIK.

 >     Please tell me if this is ok. If you think its ok I will submit
 > new, to be renamed packages for package review.
 > If this is not ok then let those bugs be open forever.....

I don't think that the fonts need to be renamed again and again and again,
lets just pick a name and stick with it. Note that I'm not really a font guy


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