[tex-live] picins.sty license

Ralf Stubner ralf.stubner at web.de
Sun Oct 23 12:19:05 CEST 2005

On Sat, Oct 22, 2005 at 17:30 -0500, Karl Berry wrote:
>     %       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. :-(
> It seems to be in teTeX, so perhaps Thomas E. has some knowledge.  Thomas?
> Failing that, can you try to track down and ask the authors about
> releasing it under another license?

One can try. The last thing I have found about Joachim Bleser is that he
left the 'Hochschulrechenzentrum' of 'Technische Hochschule Darmstadt'
at the end of 1996:


I haven't found much about Edmund Lang. However, Joachim Schrod (CCed)
is one of the authors of extpic.sty which is in the same directory on
CTAN. Maybe he knows something about their whereabouts.


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