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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
> request.
> 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 / mhatta@debian.org / mhatta@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> ee36037@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx / mhatta@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


 Hideki Yamane     henrich @ debian.or.jp/iijmio-mail.jp