[tex-live] copyright of texlive

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Sun Sep 14 14:45:30 CEST 2003

At 19:15 13/09/2003 -0400, Karl Berry wrote:

>I find it easy to believe that it was a "standard" imposed by Springer
>production out of ignorance, and not out of malice.  However, that does
>not relieve them (and you, as the principal author) from having to make
>some remedy.  I know this is a huge hassle, but is that not reasonable?

publishers have (and are in many cases) lawyers and know pretty well what 
they are doing, so i don't believe in ignoreance (nor malice); it's the way 
they act esp when there is not that close a relationship with the authors 
(i think that educational publishers are far more careful since they have a 
more close relationship with authors i.e. groups of authors); to some 
extent, it's the author's responsibility as well to keep an eye on it; 
maybe there should be some 'instruction for authors of tex books' on the 
tug/lugs home pages; i would not be surprised if the publishers answer 
would be: 'we asked the author and he/she said that it was okay'

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