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From Vincent Hennebert <vhenneb...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Putting Identity-H CMap Under Version Control
Date Fri, 25 Jun 2010 15:01:57 GMT
I had never read the BSD license actually...

Thanks Jeremias,
Vincent


Jeremias Maerki wrote:
> 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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