[texhax] shear transform

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Thu May 19 01:09:39 CEST 2011

On 2011-05-18 at 18:16:04 -0400, Peter Davis wrote:

 > On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 6:10 PM, Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> wrote:
 > >    Should it not say explicitly "These parts are under my licence; ...
 > >
 > > Sure, I agree that it would be clearer if it said that.
 > >
 > If I sell someone a house, and I neglect to mention that some of
 > the lumber used in framing actually belongs to someone else, I
 > think I am liable for any consequences, not the person who bought
 > the house.  Basically, I represented the house as being for sale,
 > in the same way this SIL license represents XeTeX as being
 > redistributable.

XeTeX is redistributable.

 > Again, I'm not a lawyer, so this is just my common sense
 > interpretation.
 > Also, trying to trace the provenance of every library that may be
 > used, and every library that those libraries depend on, etc., seems
 > very close to impossible.

If a particular program has a less restrictive license than the
libraries it uses, you can at least replace the libraries with your
own code and benefit from the less restrictive license of the main


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