[tex-live] Re: non-free fonts

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
15 Oct 2002 15:38:42 +0100

On Tue, 2002-10-15 at 14:30, David Carlisle wrote:
> beware that if you take the debian project's interpretation of the DFSG,
> insisting on DFSG may well end up with you removing the cm fonts (and
> tex and latex) from tex live as well.

sounds good to me. well, keeping tex would be nice, but losing CM fonts
and latex would save loads of space.

> See the somewhat depressing threads  on debian-legal such as this one
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2002/debian-legal-200209/msg00086.html
> seriously suggesting to re-implement from scratch some "free"
> replacements for cm.
> Having said that I agree with Sebastian that having individual
> exceptions makes managing the CD as a whole unworkable, I just wonder if
> DFSG is an acceptable baseline if they decide latex isn't free.

lets cross that bridge when we come to it.
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