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Subject: Re: Non-free fonts

Re: Non-free fonts

From: Frank Gevaerts <>
Date: Sun, 4 Mar 2012 22:17:03 +0100

On Sun, Mar 04, 2012 at 09:24:07PM +0300, Stayvoid wrote:
> Hello.
> I just want to tell you that Rockbox ships non-free fonts with it
> (e.g. Helvetica).
> Please remove those.

Have you even *considered* checking this claim? It's obviously false.
For the record, the fonts in our source are in bdf format, which is a
readable ascii format. In case of the Helvetica fonts, those files have
a clear license embedded.

> P.S. Are there any other non-free components? For example, themes.

Unfortunately no part of rockbox is less non-free than the Helvetica


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Received on 2012-03-04

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