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

Daniel Stone daniels at debian.org
Fri Oct 21 02:26:14 CEST 2005

On Thu, Oct 20, 2005 at 08:21:08PM +0200, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> >>>>> "Daniel" == Daniel Stone <daniel at fooishbar.org> writes:
>   > Right.  As I said earlier, it's probably tied up somewhere deep
>   > within TOG: no-one still involved with X today remembers this at
>   > all.  
> Maybe it is sufficient to find someone at X.org who is willing to care
> about the legal stuff.  It is a great advantage that Thanh found
> someone at Adobe who remembers.  

We have a couple of people who deal with legal stuff (a lot of the time
it's me sitting there going, 'y'know, "all rights reserved" and nothing
else doesn't bear well for us distributing this'), but the problem in
this case is the multitude of organisations.

It may have been granted to:
  * the defunct MIT-based X Consortium,
  * directly to The Open Group,
  * X.Org as part of TOG,
  * X.Org Foundation.

All the XOF people swear that they haven't heard of it.  If it's
trapped in XC, then we're stuffed.  If it's deep within the annals of
TOG, then they don't know about it on a surface inspection, and it
would take absolutely ages to find out either way.  If it's within
TOG-X.Org, then no-one who was around during those days knows about it,
so it's likely been lost.

See the problem?
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