[tex-live] Fwd: Re: la.sty and va.sty and non-free fonts

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Mon Apr 9 19:26:03 CEST 2012

> > i have always found the fundus bundle rather disturbing; indeed, i>
> wonder whether tl is allowed to distribute bits of it at all (even if
> > the licence "you are NOT allowed to modify this file" is considered
> > "free") -- it seems to demand that all of fundus be distributed
> > together.  (i'm not an expert here, but i wouldn't be surprised to be
> > told to downgrade them.)

note: "disturbed" by a large number of packages that aren't obviously
separable.  t

> I have written the packages for a series of articles in "Die TeXnische
> Kom=C3=B6die" with a common section title "Aus dem Fundus". That's where the
> name comes from.  This is the only relation between the packages.

sadly, i don't read german well enough to cope with any articles i've

> To clarify the license issue:
> - The packages can be distributed and used separately under the conditions
> of the LPPL

i've not heard whether the licence in the files should be considered

if so, i feel a statement in an email isn't enough to negate all the
licence statements in the files.  note that these licence statements
aren't just examined by us: the tl people examine licences carefully,
and people even further downstream do as well -- we've already had the
(huge) results from redhat's analysis of the stuff in ctan ... and
that's only one of the linux distributors -- there are several others,
and other free operating systems that may do analyses.


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