[tug-board] distributing the CD as an image for download
Thu, 1 Jul 1999 23:11:00 +0100 (BST)
Arthur Ogawa writes:
> I understand from Xavier that his project is proceeding more slowly than he
> wanted (so it goes, as we all know). I would like to know if a window of
> opportunity is open for me to contact the licenseholders of the packages
> concerned to ask if they would allow their material to be distributed in the
> way that ORA-FR has in mind.
sure, go ahead. Just take Graham Williams' Catalogue, and go through
contacting authors where "license" is set to "unknown".
> My reason for asking is that in order to make up GUTenberg's late,
> large order, we had to deplete our stocks of TL4a and are
> considering asking ORA to
> replenish us. Xavier is amenable to this.
what is his timetable now?
> I know some of the licenseholders of the above, and would expect to be able
> to, in many cases, obtain permission without any trouble.
I'd rather you got them to change the license on CTAN, and not just
> So, is there still time for you to add them back in given that I will have
> secured an agreement?
depends on when Xavier wants his disk. My constraint is that each time
we change *anything*, Fabrice has to rebuild the entire win32 install,
and thats not quick. I no longer have the software installed to do it
> > formats3/blue
> Kees van der Laan <email@example.com>
> > formats3/lollipop
> Victor Eijkhout <firstname.lastname@example.org>
eijkhout.com, now, I think. he says he *will* change his copyright,
> > lang3/arabtex
> Dr. Klaus Lagally <email@example.com>
> > lang3/montex
> Oliver Corff and Dorjpalam Dorj <firstname.lastname@example.org>
they said they are thinking about it.
> > latex3/euro2
> not found in FILES.byname??
probably eurofont, or something
> > latex3/koma-script
> Markus Kohm <??>
he has been asked recently by Thomas, who has now given up on him.
> Unless I hear back from you that you think this is a Bad Idea, I
> will commence
> contacting the authors involved right away.
ask away. but some of them have been asked several times...