[tex-live] texlive license

Frank Küster frank at kuesterei.ch
Sun Aug 19 11:57:40 CEST 2007

"Tom \"spot\" Callaway" <tcallawa at redhat.com> wrote:

> The files aren't licensed internally, but thats not shocking, since
> tex-live is a collection of a lot of sources. I searched the tree for
> anything calling itself literat, and made the assumption that they were
> under that license:

That way, you'll get a considerable number of files with wrong license
information.  Even in one directory on CTAN, there are sometimes files
with different licenses.  It may be safe to assume that all the font
files down here:

> texmf-dist/fonts/type1/paragrap/literat/
> texmf-dist/fonts/map/dvips/literat/
> texmf-dist/fonts/vf/paragrap/literat/
> texmf-dist/fonts/afm/paragrap/literat/
> texmf-dist/fonts/tfm/paragrap/literat/
> texmf-dist/tex/latex/literat/

belong to one CTAN package, but you cannot assume that for the LaTeX
support.  And just becaues the license has the same name as the fonts
directory, you don't know that they are actually related.  Hm, where are
those fonts on CTAN?  I couldn't find them...

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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