[tex-live] pdfa-1b.xmp (licence)

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Sun May 3 00:17:12 CEST 2009

Rolf Niepraschk <Rolf.Niepraschk at gmx.de> wrote:

> The licence of the file
>   texmf-dist/tex/latex/pdfx/pdfa-1b.xmp
> seems to me problematic.

er ... um ... slightly.  probably shouldn't be on ctan, even.

i *hate* authors who send us stuff, which later turns out to be licensed
in this sort of way.  (the most recent was an indic language thing,
which on examination -- while i was working on the catalogue -- proved
to be restricted to the univ of washington.  it had been on ctan for

my instinct is to withdraw the whole package from ctan, and announce
our reasons for so doing.  however, i shall await other people's


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