[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#492623: ttf-liberation: Trademark prevents modifications
vorlon at debian.org
Sun Jul 27 19:47:20 UTC 2008
On Sun, Jul 27, 2008 at 09:20:31PM +0200, Julian Andres Klode wrote:
> Package: ttf-liberation
> Version: 1.04~beta2-2
> Severity: important
> Quoting the license:
> The "LIBERATION" trademark is a trademark of Red Hat, Inc. in the U.S. and other
> countries. This agreement does not permit Client to distribute modified versions
> of the Software using Red Hat's trademarks. If Client makes a redistribution of
> a modified version of the Software, then Client must modify the files names to
> remove any reference to the Red Hat trademarks and must not use the Red Hat
> trademarks in any way to reference or promote the modified Software.
> If you modify the files, you must
> - Rename the fonts to remove any reference to Liberation
> - Not install the fonts as liberation
> - Rename the binary package and the source package
> - Change the description to remove all references to Liberation and
> Red Hat.
> This makes updates almost impossible.
This is not the only case of software in Debian under trademarked names that
require a name change on modification.
I don't think there's a bug here.
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