[tex-live] Source and Copyright question concerning cspsfonts

Zdenek Wagner wagner at cesnet.cz
Tue May 9 17:18:01 CEST 2006

On Tue, 9 May 2006, Norbert Preining wrote:

> Dear authors of the CS PS fonts!
> You are listed in license.eng from the cstex package as authors of the
> CSfonts. While analyzing the license/source situation of teTeX and TeX
> live for Debian, we found that the following files:
> 	ntimes.sty
>  	nhelvet.sty
> 	cspsfont.{il2,tex,xl2}

These files were created by me. I took a few words from LaTeX license and
did not care much about it. File cspsfont.doc contains documentation and
my intention was to force everyone to install the package himself/herself
by running docstrip. It now seems not practical but I am sort of
disapointed that the file disappeared from the doc directory. I hope I
find it in my private archive.

Moreover, I have just looked at the CSTeX license and it says that it is
GPL. It might be useful to change the license of these files. I created
the files so that they can be freely used and included in TeX

> contain the follwoing statement:
> -----------------
> %% The original source files were:
> %%
> %% cspsfont.doc  (with options: `fonts,IL2')
> %%
> %%
> %% For the copyright see the source file.
> %%
> %% You are *not* allowed to modify this file.
> %%
> %% You are *not* allowed to distribute this file.
> %% For distribution of the original source see
> %% the terms for copying and modification in the file  cspsfont.doc.
> ---------------
> Unfortunately file cspsfont.doc is nowhere to be found, and the license
> statement given in these files don't allow distribution/modification, so
> they wouldhave to be removed from TeX live and teTeX (at least for
> Debian).
> Could you please clarify this situation for us, and preferably/if
> possible also provide the original cspsfont.doc file?
> Thanks a lot from the (Debian) teTeX and (Debian) TeX live people
> Norbert Preining
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Zdenek Wagner
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