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

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Sun May 3 21:43:25 CEST 2009

Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at> wrote:

> On Sa, 02 Mai 2009, Robin Fairbairns wrote:
> > >   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,
> Well, the authors who sent that *are* from river-valley, so if they are
> doing it against their own regulation ... welll, putting them on Cc:
> Radhakrishnan, Han, Kaveh, whoever, can you please clarify your
> intention here. Thanks a lot.
> In the meantime I have deleted the file from our repository.

the thing that disturbs me is that, on the whole, i don't (none of us
do) get to read the whole of every file that is submitted.

then something like this turns up, and we're looking stupid because it
seems we're offering illegal material.

on the whole, i feel we ought to delete the package, but i've not had
responses from all of the ctan team.

if the owners of the file want us to continue to hold it, they must edit
the file to remove the statement that forbids ctan to offer the file
for download.

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team

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