[tug-board] distributing the CD as an image for download

Barbara Beeton bnb@ams.org
Wed, 30 Jun 1999 09:06:30 -0400 (EDT)

from sebastian:

    yxz11@crosswinds.net (Yu Zhang) writes:

    > Since TeX live can't be sold can I find a place to download the 
    > CD image and burn the CD myself?

    what do people think about this? should we do it? TUG Board, I know
    that you are going to hate this idea, because it damages membership,
    can we justify why we *dont* do it?

after reading the rest of the discussion on this, i have a couple
of questions ...

do we know this person is going to burn just a single cd?  if the
material on the cd is made available as a file on the tug box,
on ctan, at cambridge, etc., what's to prevent someone from burning
a master and then having it copied and selling it?

at the very least, such a file should have the non-free (defined
exactly as karl and phil might define it <g>) material removed to
prevent any licensing questions from arising.
							-- bb