[tug-board] (final?) LICENSE.TL4

tex-live@tug.org tex-live@tug.org
Mon, 29 Mar 1999 20:46:31 +0200 (CEST)

Dear Karl,

This worries me:

> If you plan on redistributing the entire CD contents (as in making your
> own copies of the CD), you must not do so for profit, as many of the
> packages here forbid that.  You are allowed to charge only a (very)
> nominal fee, enough to recover your administrative and media costs, no
> more.  It is vastly preferable to not charge at all, but simply make the
> CD a benefit of membership in your organization (or the equivalent, such
> as for university departments).  Furthermore, the recipients of the CD
> may not resell the CD.

I am afraid this is too liberal.  I fear we'll have to say something like

  The CD is distributed as a TeX Users Group (TUG) benefit of membership
  (either of TUG or a local users group) and redistribution of the entire
  CD is only permitted within these groups.

The "back door" -- that anyone can register a LUG (even if merely to
distribute the CD :) -- is not necessarily a bad thing ... we might even

  If you wish to become a member of TUG or a LUG, or start a new LUG, then
  information about how to this can be found on the CD in <TUG-URL>.

Best regards,

Kristoffer Høgsbro Rose, phd, prof.associé  <http://www.ens-lyon.fr/~krisrose>
addr. LIP, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, 46 Allée d'Italie, F-69364 Lyon 7
phone +33(0)4 7272 8642, fax +33(0)4 7272 8080   <Kristoffer.Rose@ENS-Lyon.FR>
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