[tex-live] Re: [tex-fonts] license of the Bakoma Type1 fonts?
karl at freefriends.org
Fri Dec 17 23:57:22 CET 2004
the license of the Bakoma Type1 fonts on CTAN
forbids any commercial use, unless explicitly granted by the author.
Despite that, the Bakoma Type1 fonts are distributed with TeXLive,
in the directory texmf/fonts/type1/bakoma/. Is this based upon a
special agreement between Basil K. Malyshev and the TeXLive team,
or are the fonts actually under a "free" license now?
There are no special agreements. Everything on TL is supposed to be
FSF/Debian-free, as things stand now. So it looks like including the
bakoma ams fonts in TL is simply a mistake. I'll remove them.
Fortunately they are not used by default, as I recall, so it makes
little practical difference. (The original fonts from AMS are used
(I don't know if they're in teTeX.)
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