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Freedom issue #2544

various packages embedding non-free fonts in bundled pdf files

oaken-source - 29 days ago - . Updated 24 days ago.

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unconfirmed
Priority:
bug
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Description

some packages in the repos contain pdf files whith embedded non-free fonts. Examples include:

- libreoffice-fresh
- ghostscript
- fontforge

possibly more.

We need to start thinking about how to tackle this. Ideally, we would not need to blacklist and rebuild all the affected packages, because I would assume they are many. Instead, maybe we could automatically remove the embedded fonts on repo import and repackage and re-sign the affected packages.

This seems to fly under the radar of other FSDG distros, so we might want to send a post to the mailing list to trigger a discussion.

History

#1

Updated by grizzlyuser 29 days ago

Link to the mailing list message with a bit more info: https://lists.parabola.nu/pipermail/dev/2019-October/007483.html

Do I understand correctly that this is the most suitable mailing list for the discussion? https://lists.nongnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-linux-libre

#2

Updated by bill-auger 24 days ago

yes that is the list for all things FSDG

  • general questions and cross-distro discussions regarding
    how to interpret the FSDG
  • evaluating new distros interested in FSF endorsement
  • complaining if some FSDG distro fails to act upon
    long-standing FSDG-related bug reports

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