[tex-live] Acrobat reader on DVD???

Manfred Lotz manfred at dante.de
Fri Sep 12 21:35:44 CEST 2003

On Friday 12 September 2003 20:15, Karl Berry wrote:
>     This week Hans Hagen suggested to put Acrobat Reader on DVD, i.e. for
> Linux, Win and Mac. Hans also suggested to include version 5 and 6 for
> Windows as well as some asian versions (what is needed?).
> From my reading of
> http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/distribute.html?readstep, you have
> to explicitly make an agreement to redistribute acrobat binaries.  Don't
> we want people to be able to make copies of the DVD at will?  That is, I
> wouldn't want to distribute the DVD with a statement that says "oh, and
> before you make a copy of this, you have to go fill out Adobe's form".
> Their license agreement also has other conditions which seem
> unacceptable to me, for instance, the "new versions" section says we
> have to cease distributing version x within 6 months after version x+1
> comes out.  We could not stop distributing TL2003 just because Adobe
> comes out with a new version.

Thanks, Karl for pointing me to this. From what I can see this is definitely a 
show stopper; not for us but for Acrobat Reader living on our DVD :-)


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