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From: Ralph Sennhauser <sera@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] New license - adobe-pcfi
Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2013 09:04:18
Message-Id: 20130310100347.0a598e7a@sera-20.lan
1 Hi,
3 I'm querying this list out of the need of adding a new license[1] for
4 adobe-pcfi[2].
6 Suggested name for the license is adobe-pcfi. An other possibility
7 could be Adobe-PCFI to better match other Adobe* licenses.
9 The license would be added to the MISC-FREE license group.
11 If you have any doubts let me know before I proceed in about a week.
14 Thanks to ssuominen and robbat2 for their initial guidance.
15 Cheers, Ralph.
18 [1]
20 [2]
23 A in-lined copy of the license follows:
24 --------------------------------------------------------------------------
25 =========================
26 PDF Core Font Information
27 =========================
29 This package contains PDF font information files downloaded from
30 and elsewhere. See the individual
31 files and the summary below for related copyright and licensing information.
33 Any Adobe patents covering information in these files should be included in
34 the patent pledge they have made to ISO for the PDF 1.7 standard. Here's what
35 Adobe legal wrote when asked about this:
37 "Adobe has provided a patent pledge to ISO which states that Adobe will
38 grant a fee and royalty free license to an unrestricted number of
39 applicants on a worldwide, non-discriminatory basis and under other
40 reasonable terms and conditions to make, use, and sell implementations
41 of PDF 1.7 (ISO 32000-1)."
42 (private communication to Jukka Zitting, 2008-12-03)
44 See also the following page for more information about patents related to PDF:
47 Font Metrics for PDF Core 14 Fonts
48 ----------------------------------
50 The files in com/adobe/pdf/pcfi/afm were downloaded from
51 on 2009-06-14.
53 The MustRead.html file contains the following license:
55 This file and the 14 PostScript(R) AFM files it accompanies may
56 be used, copied, and distributed for any purpose and without charge,
57 with or without modification, provided that all copyright notices
58 are retained; that the AFM files are not distributed without this
59 file; that all modifications to this file or any of the AFM files
60 are prominently noted in the modified file(s); and that this
61 paragraph is not modified. Adobe Systems has no responsibility
62 or obligation to support the use of the AFM files.
64 The individual AFM files contain further copyright notices. The aggregate
65 of these notices is:
67 Copyright (c) 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993,
68 1997 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All Rights Reserved.
69 Helvetica and Times are trademarks of Linotype-Hell AG and/or
70 its subsidiaries. ITC Zapf Dingbats is a registered trademark
71 of International Typeface Corporation.
73 CMaps for PDF CJK Fonts
74 -----------------------
76 The CMap files in com/adobe/pdf/pcfi/*/ were downloaded from
77 and elsewhere.
79 All the individual CMap files in these directories contain copyright
80 sections with a license for redistribution. The aggregate of this
81 information is:
83 Copyright 1990-2007 Adobe Systems Incorporated.
84 All Rights Reserved.
86 Patents Pending
88 NOTICE: All information contained herein is the property
89 of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
91 Permission is granted for redistribution of this file
92 provided this copyright notice is maintained intact and
93 that the contents of this file are not altered in any
94 way from its original form.
96 PostScript and Display PostScript are trademarks of
97 Adobe Systems Incorporated which may be registered in
98 certain jurisdictions.
99 Adobe Glyph List
100 ----------------
102 The glyph list in com/adobe/pdf/pcfi/glyphlist.txt was downloaded from
103 on 2010-08-06.
105 Copyright (c) 1997,1998,2002,2007 Adobe Systems Incorporated
107 Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a
108 copy of this documentation file to use, copy, publish, distribute,
109 sublicense, and/or sell copies of the documentation, and to permit
110 others to do the same, provided that:
111 - No modification, editing or other alteration of this document is
112 allowed; and
113 - The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be
114 included in all copies of the documentation.
116 Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a
117 copy of this documentation file, to create their own derivative works
118 from the content of this document to use, copy, publish, distribute,
119 sublicense, and/or sell the derivative works, and to permit others to do
120 the same, provided that the derived work is not represented as being a
121 copy or version of this document.
123 Adobe shall not be liable to any party for any loss of revenue or profit
124 or for indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or other similar
125 damages, whether based on tort (including without limitation negligence
126 or strict liability), contract or other legal or equitable grounds even
127 if Adobe has been advised or had reason to know of the possibility of
128 such damages. The Adobe materials are provided on an "AS IS" basis.
129 Adobe specifically disclaims all express, statutory, or implied
130 warranties relating to the Adobe materials, including but not limited to
131 those concerning merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or
132 non-infringement of any third party rights regarding the Adobe
133 materials.


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Re: [gentoo-dev] New license - adobe-pcfi Ulrich Mueller <ulm@g.o>