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

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Sat Oct 22 09:20:29 CEST 2005

Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> writes:

>>>>>> "David" == David Kastrup <dak at gnu.org> writes:
>   > Since they don't actively market them as far as I know, doing so
>   > for something which is presumed to be in the open, anyway, might
>   > be good PR.
> When Sebastian presented pdftex at Adobe, they had been amazed that
> pdftex can do things they cannot do with their own tools (I suppose
> that Hans Hagen provided some files).  This was years ago, but
> meanwhile Thanh provided many microtypographical extensions.
> If things evolve in the future as they did in the past, I suppose
> that pdftex is not good PR for Adobe, it's more likely that they
> regard pdftex as a competitor.

One does not need to mention PDFTeX in that context.  But remind me:
just what Adobe tool is replaced or endangered by PDFTeX?  Do they
have a general purpose typesetting program?

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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