[tex-live] Non-free parts within TeXLive 2007
Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Tue May 15 13:15:46 CEST 2007
Frank Küster <frank at kuesterei.ch> wrote:
> Robin Fairbairns <Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> > Dr. Werner Fink <werner at suse.de> wrote:
> >> just to be noted: out license team here at SuSE has detected
> >> three parts within TeXLive 2007 which do not allow a commercial
> >> usage. This violates not only the GNU Gernal Public License
> >> used for the TeXLive 2007 distribution but also cause problems
> >> here. This is that the leagal department is very unhappy about.
> >> The parts are:
> >> * dvi2tty -> texk/dvi2tty/dvi2tty.c
> >> | * This program, and any documentation for it, is copyrighted by $VAR
> >> | It may be copied for non-commercial use only, provided that
> >> | * any and all copyright notices are preserved.
> > that's correctly catalogued on ctan
> However, there's also this text in README:
> | dvi2tty is licensed under the GPL version 2. It has had a history of many
> | authors, I am just one of the latest maintainers.
> | Thats all, good luck.
> | - Marcel
> so this seems unclear. Does anyone know whether Marcel J.E. Mol
> <marcel at mesa.nl> is still reachable?
in such a situation, i take the most restrictive licence as applying to
the bundle. (as in the parallel discussion about context -- where the
licence on the documentation would apply to the bundle as far as ctan is
concerned ... if only i had noticed it.)
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