On Sat, 12 May 2007 20:52:05 +0100 (BST) Alan Baghumian wrote:

> You can find the exact license here:
> http://svn.debian.org/wsvn/pkg-fonts/packages/ttf-liberation/trunk/debian/copyright?op=file&rev=0&sc=0

Mmmmh, does the following "exception" constitute an additional
restriction with respect to the GNU GPL v2?

| (b) As a further exception, any distribution of the object code of the
|     Software in a physical product must provide you the right to
|     access and modify the source code for the Software and to
|     reinstall that modified version of the Software in object code
|     form on the same physical product on which you received it.

If this is the case, the work could be even undistributable, because
it's licensed under inconsistent[1] terms (GPLv2 + additional

What do other debian-legal contributors think?

[1] For a more detailed explanation of the problems that arise from
adding restrictions to the GPL v2, see the following thread:
Especially take a look at this reply from RMS:
and at my analysis:

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