[tex-live] babel's greek nonfree

Apostolos Syropoulos apostolo@obelix.ee.duth.gr
Sun, 6 Oct 2002 21:06:52 +0300 (EET DST)

On 6 Oct 2002, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:

> I heard a talk the other day from a Sun engineer about Open Office,
> in which he explained how it had taken a large team an entire year to 
> go through the source code and locate anything which might prevent them
> releasing OO as open source. Now suppose Sun wanted to distribute

Oh! That explains why Sun had postponed Solaris 9 x86: they were busy
figuring out whether they can include Open Office in Solaris 9 x86:-) 

> TeX as a standard component of something - if they suspected that
> license restrictions like the Babel greek one existed, don't you think
> they'd drop the idea like a stone? it's a legal nightmare!

My restriction does not prevent Sun from including the files in
a distribution and if the Cretan people would buy a Solaris and would make
commercial use of the software, then I would not lawsuit Sun. After all,
the Cretan people are quite aware of this restriction from the very

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