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[debian-devel:17667] Fw: Re: On the possibility of changing the license of Adobe CMap files
Paul Wise さんが働きかけて、Adobe Glyph List For New Fonts (AGLFN) data の
ライセンス問題を解決するのと合わせて CMAP のライセンスが DFSG-Free なもの
に変わっています（BSD license ＋コメント的なものです）
＃Paul Wise さんの blog に武藤さんのお名前が特筆されてますね :)
poppler-data も 0.3.0 が出て上記ライセンスが反映されています。
Begin forwarded message:
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 07:41:28 -0700
From: Ken Lunde <lunde@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: On the possibility of changing the license of Adobe CMap files
I apologize for digging up this nearly six-year-old email, but I
wanted to let you know that we just launched the "CMap Resources" open
source project, which includes all of our CMap resources under a more
favorable open source license. See:
Note that the Adobe-Japan2-0 CMap resources are excluded, because they
have been deprecated ever since Adobe-Japan1-6 was released, which
provides complete JIS X 0212-1990 support.
With best regards...
-- Dr. Ken Lunde
Senior Computer Scientist
CJKV Type Development, Adobe Systems Incorporated
On 2004/01/14, at 6:45, Masayuki Hatta wrote:
> To whom it may concern:
> First, we would like to express our gratitude for your continuous
> commitment to the excellence in computer publishing.
> Several important opensource software (most notably Ghostscript) have
> been using Adobe CMap files for handling CJKV fonts. Therefore, CMap
> files are very crucial for us Japanese (and possibly other CKV)
> GNU/Linux users.
> By courtesy of your company, CMap files are currently allowed to be
> freely distributed under the license below:
> All Rights Reserved.
> Patents Pending
> NOTICE: All information contained herein is the property
> of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
> Permission is granted for redistribution of this file
> provided this copyright notice is maintained intact and
> that the contents of this file are not altered in any
> way from its original form.
> PostScript and Display PostScript are trademarks of
> Adobe Systems Incorporated which may be registered in
> certain jurisdictions.
> This is very liberal one and we really appreciate it. However, the
> passage "the contents of this file are not altered in any way from its
> original form" somehow contradicts with "The Open Source Definition"
> (http://www.opensource.org/docs/definition.php) cl.3 or "Debian Free
> Software Guideline" (http://www.debian.org/social_contract#guidelines)
> cl.3, thus we classified it into "non-free" category.
> We should admit this is not really your problem. However, please
> understand that assuring the possibility to modify files by licensing
> is very important for the opensource development model in general.
> We assume the phrasing here is not of extreme importance for you. The
> emphasis might be put on avoiding reckless modifications and
> subsequent chaos of incompatibility. With taking it into
> account, we
> really appreciate if you could possibly consider to change the license
> in the following way:
> 1) To allow distribution of pristine, non-altered CMaps and "patches"
> for them. Patches will be applied when CMaps are used. In this way,
> modifications someone made are clearly distinguishable from the
> original one.
> 2) Allowing modifications on condition that it requires to change the
> file name.
> Again, thank you for your cooperation, and appreciate if you consider
> Best regards,
> Masayuki Hatta
> On behalf of Debian JP Project
> Masayuki Hatta
> A Debian GNU/Linux official developer
> Translation coordinator, Free Software Foundation
> Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo
> mhatta@xxxxxxx / firstname.lastname@example.org / mhatta@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> ee36037@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx / mhatta@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Hideki Yamane henrich @ debian.or.jp/iijmio-mail.jp