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Freedom Issue #972: TeXLive freedom verification

[texlive-core] ec fonts are nonfree

Anonymous - over 7 years ago - . Updated 10 months ago.

Status:
not-a-bug
Priority:
bug
Assignee:
-
% Done:

50%


Description

fmtutil-sys prints a lot of error messages during the upgrade. The LaTeX documents can still be compiled, though.


Files

texlive-core-libre.log (4.18 KB) texlive-core-libre.log Anonymous, 2014-02-11 02:02 PM
texlive-core-libre.log (4.18 KB) texlive-core-libre.log Anonymous, 2014-04-16 01:57 PM

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History

#1

Updated by Anonymous over 7 years ago

niitotantei, was it solved in the lastest version?

#2

Updated by Anonymous over 7 years ago

No, it wasn’t.

#3

Updated by Anonymous over 6 years ago

Does it persists in the latest version?

#4

Updated by Anonymous over 6 years ago

I'm sad to say but it's still there.

#5

Updated by t4k over 6 years ago

This problem is because of missing ec fonts. Those were probably removed because were considered as non-free by mistake. In fact even Free Software Foundation recognizes their license as free (see https://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.html#ecfonts ).

Therefore, the ec fonts should be included back to the texlive-core package.

Also see the post on mailinglist: https://lists.parabola.nu/pipermail/assist/2015-April/000446.html

Thank you for any help with that.

#6

Updated by mtjm over 6 years ago

Redistribution of unchanged files is allowed provided that all files
listed in the file 00files.txt are distributed, including this file.

Where is that file in the archives listed in source of the PKGBUILD? (Upstream distributes them, maybe with documentation, but Arch doesn't.)

The license itself is ok, but the license of PL fonts on which EC is based is not. We need them to get relicensed and find if/that the author of EC had a permission to use them under the EC license.

#7

Updated by Anonymous about 6 years ago

  • Subject changed from [texlive-core-libre] Errors during upgrade to [texlive-core] Errors during upgrade
#8

Updated by GNUtoo over 2 years ago

  • Subject changed from [texlive-core] Errors during upgrade to [texlive-core] ec fonts are nonfree
#9

Updated by theova over 1 year ago

#11

Updated by bill-auger about 1 year ago

  • Related to Freedom Issue #969: [texlive-core] ec fonts needs repackaging instead of removing added
#12

Updated by bill-auger about 1 year ago

  • Parent task set to #972
#13

Updated by nona about 1 year ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 50

Gerd Neugebauer says that PL (a dependency for EC) is free, and that it is indicated on pl.dtx . Can someone contact upstream (Arch) to let them know that ec.doc.tar.xz needs to be added to the source package? That would be all to make this free software and close this issue.

#14

Updated by oaken-source 10 months ago

  • Status changed from open to not-a-bug

ec has updated its license a while ago, and is now considered to be free by the FSF:
https://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-list.en.html#ecfonts

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