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--- Comment #7 from Ray Van Dolson <rayvd(a)bludgeon.org> 2009-03-12 11:45:56 EDT
Good idea. Forgot the list was private.
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Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2009 08:28:28 -0700
From: Ray Van Dolson <rayvd(a)bludgeon.org>
Subject: [FIGlet] Licensing issues with figlet
User-Agent: Mutt/1.5.19 (2009-01-05)
I'm trying to get figlet included in Fedora but have run into
a snag with the licenses of a couple of the source files relating
to decompressing zipfiles of compressed fonts. Namely, crc.c,
crc.h, inflate.c, inflate.h, zipio.c and zipio.h. It appears
three of the files, chkfont.c, figlist and showfigfonts have no
licensing notice at all in them.
If there are any developers out there on this list, could I get
* Can the zipfile related routines be relicensed? I imagine
we'd have to contact the original author listed there for
this, maybe he's on this list? I'll try the email listed
there as well.
* Could these routines be rewritten to use something free?
Should be existing code out there that could be reused for
* Maybe we don't need compressed font files at all anymore,
disk space is not as big of an issue these days.
Thoughts appreciated. Please see the bz link above for comments
and concerns. Also this debian bug gives a bit more detailed
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