[tex-live] picins is missing from tex-live

Joachim Schrod jschrod at acm.org
Sun Dec 23 18:37:58 CET 2007

Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> Jonathan Kew writes:
>  > On 21 Dec 2007, at 11:32 pm, Karl Berry wrote:
>  > 
>  > >     picins from CTAN/macros/latex209/contrib/picins might still be  
>  > > useful,
>  > >
>  > > I don't have an objection in principle to including stuff written for
>  > > latex209, but I was told that picins was nonfree.  (I can't read the
>  > > German and don't remember the details any more.)
>  > 
>  > It says that it's copyright-protected, and modifications may only be  
>  > made with the agreement of the authors.
> Yes, but it seems that Joachim Schrodt <jschrod at acm.org> is involved
> somehow and maybe he has still contact to the authors.

One of the authors (Edmund Lang) is dead since many years, he died 
from cancer. (We worked together at the university.) The other one 
(Joachim Bleser) was his student assistant and probably did most of 
the coding for picins.sty.

I already tried to find any contact information for Joachim Bleser 
several times, to no avail. It would have been of interest for the 
LaTeX Companion, too.

Thus, sorry; I don't have good news here.


Joachim Schrod				Email: jschrod at acm.org
Roedermark, Germany

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