Xprint and ttf2pt1 [was: Xprt does not play well with D-BUS]

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Thu May 15 23:02:17 PDT 2008

On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 01:19:11PM +1000, Drew Parsons wrote:
> The Xprt implementation was written making use of a modified version of
> ttf2pt1 for some postscript handling. The modified ttf2pt1 had been in
> the Xorg X11R6 monolithic source but was left out of the X11R7 xserver
> module because it used the obnoxious 3-clause BSD licence with the
> advertising clause.
> Since xprint is now split off separately, I want to place the ttf2pt1
> code back in the xprint source. I believe the requirements of the
> advertising clause can be met by acknowledging use of ttf2pt1 in the
> COPYING file.
> Ideally the ttf2pt1 licence should be updated to modern BSD, but it's as
> deprecated a project as xprint itself; I received no reply from the
> ttf2pt1 authors I wrote to.  Those few who do find xprint useful (yes,
> they do exist) can ensure their usage complies with the obnoxious BSD
> licence requirements by acknowledging use of ttf2pt1 when appropriate
> (in advertising material).
> Since xprint has now been given its own separate module, this will
> affect xprint only, not the standard xservers.

Hmm, that's still a problem though, since the entire X.Org distribution
(all the tarballs we ship under xorg auspices, and everything developed
under xorg/), modulo GLX support, is MIT/BSD, and this is a guarantee
we've repeatedly made.  This is why, e.g., Avivo was put under
avivo/xf86-video-avivo, instead of xorg/driver/, because it was GPL, and
why we don't have the Synaptics driver.

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