[tex-live] BibTeX economic styles

John R. Hudson j.r.hudson at virginmedia.com
Wed Jan 8 00:19:50 CET 2014

On Wed, 2014-01-08 at 07:33 +0900, Norbert Preining wrote:
> Dear John,
> > Is this deliberate or accidental? 
> Deliberate - some of the bst files have a nonfree license and
> thus cannot be included in TeX Live.
> If you can convince the respective owners to change the license
> or remove the nonfree items, we can reinclude it.
Thank you for the explanation. I have contacted Professor Henningsen who
is listed on the Sourceforge site.

Having downloaded the styles, I find that 15 are licensed under the
LaTeX Project Public License and 5 not; is it impractical to include
those which are appropriately licensed, particularly as the 5 without a
license have not been revised for twenty years? 

Also I wonder if there is a problem with contacting the original owners
for permission because a Google search reveals no-one who matches the
original author of three of the unlicensed styles.

John Hudson

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