[tex-live] Re: non-free fonts

Karl Berry karl@freefriends.org
Sat, 12 Oct 2002 12:57:15 -0400

    What do you think about these two? Should they be removed from TL and
    teTeX, or should the licensing rules be relaxed a bit for fonts?

I think whatever Debian does, we should follow, since we say that TL
follows DFSG.  Anything else seems intolerably confusing to me.

My memories of what rms has said about font licensing is that public
domain is ok, they don't need to be gpl'd (I forget exactly why this
came up).  But not that redistributability-only is ok.  But regardless
of what rms said or didn't say, I'd feel bound to follow Debian here.

Meanwhile, I doubt anyone will miss Utopia terribly, and since we have
URW Courier, we don't need IBM Courier.  So I don't think it will make
much practical difference.

If there's agreement ... can we ask the ctan folks to move those fonts
to nonfree, as well dumping them from tetex/tl?