[Fedora-legal-list] Re: texlive license

Ralf Stubner ralf.stubner at web.de
Tue Aug 14 20:35:33 UTC 2007

Just two quick comments:

"Tom \"spot\" Callaway" <tcallawa at redhat.com> writes:
> Aladdin Free Public License:
> The Aladdin Free Public License is non-free, thus, not acceptable for
> Fedora. The following files are under the AFPL:
> texmf-dist/fonts/afm/urw/bookman/ubkri8a.afm
> texmf-dist/fonts/afm/urw/bookman/ubkr8a.afm
> texmf-dist/fonts/afm/urw/bookman/ubkb8a.afm
> texmf-dist/fonts/afm/urw/bookman/ubkbi8a.afm
> texmf-dist/fonts/afm/urw/helvetic/uhvri8an.afm
> texmf-dist/fonts/afm/urw/helvetic/uhvri8a.afm
> texmf-dist/fonts/afm/urw/helvetic/uhvbi8a.afm
> texmf-dist/fonts/afm/urw/helvetic/uhvr8an.afm
> texmf-dist/fonts/afm/urw/helvetic/uhvb8an.afm

These are easy to solve since the URW fonts have also been released
under GPL. CTAN:/fonts/urw/base35/afm/ is consistent here.

> LPPL with commercial use restriction:
> There is one file which has an additional restriction to the LPPL,
> forbidding commercial use without explicit permission from the author.
> This almost certainly renders the file non-free, and it is not ok for
> Fedora.
> texmf-dist/tex/latex/tools/multicol.sty

IMO the 'commercial restriction' is not part of the license but is a
moral obligation people are *asked* to follow. 


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