[tex-live] Re: picins.sty license

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sun Oct 23 00:32:13 CEST 2005

>>>>> "Ralf" == Ralf Stubner <ralf.stubner at web.de> writes:

  > Hi everybody, picins.sty starts with

  > % PICINS.STY --- Style File zum Einbinden von Bildern % Autor:
  > J. Bleser, E. Lang % Hochschulrechenzentrum % Technische
  > Hochschule Darmstadt % !!!  Dieses Style-File ist urheberrechtlich
  > geschuetzt !!!  % !!!  Aenderungen nur mit Zustimmung der Autoren
  > !!!

  > Translation: This style file is copyrighted.  No changes without
  > the author's consent.

  > I can't find any other statements on CTAN. Does anybody now
  > anything else? As it stands, this is not free license. :-(

At least distribution is not forbidden.  I think that if the author
doesn't wants to allow people to change the file, this is something
we can live with. (Maybe Richard Stallman sees things different).


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