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

Sven Luther sven.luther at wanadoo.fr
Fri Oct 21 08:12:22 CEST 2005

On Fri, Oct 21, 2005 at 10:26:14AM +1000, Daniel Stone wrote:
> 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?

Can we not ask the original author to regrant us the rights ? Or clarify the
statement ? 


Sven Luther

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