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From Jeremias Maerki <...@jeremias-maerki.ch>
Subject Re: Putting Identity-H CMap Under Version Control
Date Fri, 25 Jun 2010 14:07:05 GMT
Hi Vincent

The license you copied in your post is exactly the good old BSD license
[1] which is Category A. You're good to go adding this to our SVN repo.

[1] http://www.opensource.org/licenses/bsd-license.php

On 25.06.2010 15:48:11 Vincent Hennebert wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> In my work on introducing support for TrueType fonts in PostScript
> I need to use a CMap file to map character codes to CIDs. Like in PDF
> the mapping is trivial and is Identity. But unlike in PDF I can't just
> give the name of the CMap file, I must explicitly embed it in the
> PostScript output (IIC). I could do it by hand as it’s not especially
> difficult, but that file is readily available from Adobe’s website. See
> here:
> http://opensource.adobe.com/wiki/display/cmap/CMap+Resources
> where the Downloads link leads to the following archive:
> http://download.macromedia.com/pub/opensource/cmap/cmapresources_identity0.tar.z
> 
> The Identity-H file that I need contains a copyright reproduced below:
> 
> %%Copyright: %-----------------------------------------------------------
> %%Copyright: Copyright 1990-2009 Adobe Systems Incorporated.
> %%Copyright: All rights reserved.
> %%Copyright:
> %%Copyright: Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or
> %%Copyright: without modification, are permitted provided that the
> %%Copyright: following conditions are met:
> %%Copyright:
> %%Copyright: Redistributions of source code must retain the above
> %%Copyright: copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following
> %%Copyright: disclaimer.
> %%Copyright:
> %%Copyright: Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above
> %%Copyright: copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following
> %%Copyright: disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials
> %%Copyright: provided with the distribution.
> %%Copyright:
> %%Copyright: Neither the name of Adobe Systems Incorporated nor the names
> %%Copyright: of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote
> %%Copyright: products derived from this software without specific prior
> %%Copyright: written permission.
> %%Copyright:
> %%Copyright: THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND
> %%Copyright: CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
> %%Copyright: INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
> %%Copyright: MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE
> %%Copyright: DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER OR
> %%Copyright: CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
> %%Copyright: SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT
> %%Copyright: NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES;
> %%Copyright: LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION)
> %%Copyright: HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN
> %%Copyright: CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR
> %%Copyright: OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS
> %%Copyright: SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
> %%Copyright: -----------------------------------------------------------
> 
> 
> Some time ago PDFBox stumbled upon an issue when it came to using CMap
> files for CJK fonts:
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/PDFBOX-494
> They submitted the case to ASF Legal Affairs who said the files couldn’t
> be put under version control but had to be downloaded from somewhere:
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-36
> 
> However, the copyright headers for those CMap aren’t the same as the one
> above and are more restrictive. This one is more liberal and is
> (I believe) compatible with the Apache License. It closely matches the
> legal notice that comes with Adobe AFM files, which are listed as
> includable within Apache products:
> http://apache.org/legal/resolved.html#category-a
> 
> So I’m basically asking for confirmation here: is it ok if I store
> Identity-H on the Subversion repository? I believe it is but, you know,
> IANAL...
> 
> Thanks,
> Vincent
> 


Jeremias Maerki


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