An amusing lintian error — Lenna
Well, there we are, trying to build another round of TeX Live packages for Debian, just to realize that the lintian error that should have been downgraded to warning (or removed) is still around, due to doubts about the license. Ok. Well, anyway, but what I found is even more funny:
E: texlive-extra source: license-problem-non-free-img-lenna texmf-dist/doc/latex/reflectgraphics/lenna.jpg
which is about one of the most used images in images processing courses, Lenna:
This image is a picture of Lena Söderberg, shot by photographer Dwight Hooker, cropped from the centerfold of the November 1972 issue of Playboy magazine.
According to Hutchison, Jamie (May–June 2001). “Culture, Communication, and an Information Age Madonna” (PDF). IEEE Professional Communication Society Newsletter 45 (3). (page 5 second column second paragraph), this image is distributable but not free.
Moreover, Lenna photo has been pointed to as an example of sexism in the sciences, reinforcing gender stereotypes.
Please use well known and free test image.
Please also submit md5sum, sha1sum, and sha256 of this file as a bug report for lintian.
How fortunate our generation is that we don’t have anything else to care about …
Anyway, back to rebuilding orig.tars, source packages, and binary packages!