[tex-live] Re: License of fonts included in X.org sources

Ralf Stubner ralf.stubner at physik.uni-erlangen.de
Tue Oct 18 13:57:52 CEST 2005

Frank Küster <frank at kuesterei.ch> writes:

> Dear debian-legal people,
> Ralf Stubner <ralf.stubner at physik.uni-erlangen.de> wrote:
>> It is quite odd that on the one hand Adobe says that all the rights are
>> with the X consortion, while on the other hand there is no license
>> information what so ever from X.org or Xfree.
> And some person (Han The Thanh) tried to get information from them,
> because he wanted to distribute a modified version, and didn't get a
> response for months.
> Do you know which person we could contact among the X.org people?  
> Regards, Frank
> P.S. The fonts are excluded from xfonts-scalable-nonfree due to "no
> license statement", but included in gsfonts-other-nonfree because of the
> license statement on CTAN, the origin of which is now unclear.

Just a minor detail. I /think/ the license statement on CTAN (see eg
http://www.dante.de/CTAN/fonts/utopia/readme.utopia) has its source in
GhostScript distributions, ie, gsfonts-other is probably the most
original we have right now.


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