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Re: [opensuse] Microsoft fonts
  • From: "Boyd Stephen Smith Jr." <bss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 23:32:13 -0600
  • Message-id: <200901122332.13761.bss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Monday 12 January 2009, Duaine & Laura Hechler <dahechler@xxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote about '[opensuse] Microsoft fonts':
I'm probably going to answer my one question but why can't MS fonts be
included in Linux distros?

Is it because they are proprietary ?

In short, yes.

Slightly longer:
The license they are made available under is "odd" and prevents them from
being packaged using the normal methods. Depending on the distribution,
the fact that publicly released modifications are not allowed is also
problematic.
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