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Reverted: gnu: font-awesome: Update to 5.7.2.

From: Leo Famulari
Subject: Reverted: gnu: font-awesome: Update to 5.7.2.
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2019 19:30:56 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.11.3 (2019-02-01)

On Sat, Feb 23, 2019 at 09:03:10PM -0500, address@hidden wrote:
> iyzsong pushed a commit to branch master
> in repository guix.
> commit 590b989c95f5b72dfe4b9928d1426fb7d35d1428
> Author: Pkill -9 <address@hidden>
> Date:   Sat Feb 23 10:12:32 2019 +0000
>     gnu: font-awesome: Update to 5.7.2.
>     * gnu/packages/fonts.scm (font-awesome): Update to 5.7.2.
>     [home-page]: Use HTTPS.
>     Signed-off-by: 宋文武 <address@hidden>

If I understand correctly, Font Awesome 5 is incompatible with the Free
System Distribution Guidelines, specifically this section [0]:

“Information for practical use” includes software, documentation, fonts,
and other data that has direct functional applications. It does not
include artistic works that have an aesthetic (rather than functional)
purpose, or statements of opinion or judgment.

All information for practical use in a free distribution must be
available in source form. (“Source” means the form of the information
that is preferred for making changes to it.)

The problem is that, in version 5, upstream stopped distributing the
build scripts and so the icons can no longer be built from source even
though the sources are distributed freely.

We discussed this previously in bug #32916 [1] but unfortunately forgot
to add a comment in the package definition warning of this issue.

I've reverted this commit and added a comment about the issues in
version 5.


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