I've spent some time on the Liberation font license mess [1], here are
my results. Red Hat's Tom Callaway (who is responsible for dealing
with such licensing issues) stated that according to the FSF the
license was "free but GPL-incompatible" [2]. I contacted the FSF to
further clarify on the alleged contradiction in the terms. The reply I
got says that the FSF considers this to be a valid license:

'We believe it would have been far clearer if Red Hat had created,
say, the "Liberation Font License" with their extra conditions.
However, since they are the copyright holders, they are within their
rights to do it the way they did.'

This should make this license acceptable for Debian, right?

Best regards,

Hendrik Weimer

[1] http://www.mail-archive.com/debian-legal@lists.debian.org/msg36584.html
[2] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=253774#c7

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