[XeTeX] "Minimalist" TeX?

C Y smustudent1 at yahoo.com
Fri May 18 04:49:46 CEST 2012

>> XeTeX is not MIT but GPL. It uses a GPL library (poppler), so...
>> http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&aid=3304292&group_id=194926&atid=951385
> That affects only the resulting binary, XeTeX code is still MIT licensed
> (unless pdfimage.cpp is *copying* code from poppler), AFAIK.

Has anyone looked at what would be involved with using something like libHaru instead of poppler, to avoid the issue?  Would the XeTeX project be interested in such a patch?


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