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

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Thu Oct 20 02:33:34 CEST 2005

On Thu, Oct 20, 2005 at 02:24:03AM +0200, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> >>>>> "Daniel" == Daniel Stone <daniels at debian.org> writes:
>   > The only copyright on these fonts is: Copyright (c) 1989, 1991
>   > Adobe Systems Incorporated.  All Rights Reserved.
>   > So, I'd say the answer to both of your questions is 'no'.
> Daniel, I suppose that you didn't follow the discussion from the
> beginning, so here is the excerpt of a mail from Han The Thanh which
> he posted to the tex-fonts mailing list:
>     Concerning Adobe Utopia, I did my best to try to find out
>     the answer, but without success: I asked people at Adobe
>     first and got a response saying that they have granted the
>     font license to X Consortium, so now only X Consortium can
>     grant the permission to modify these fonts. I wrote to X.Org
>     and got a response saying that  my question is being processed
>     and then nothing (it was a few months ago). So I gave it up.

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.  So,
unless you really, really, really, really, really, really need these
fonts, it's not going to be worth the effort.
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