[tex-live] picins.sty license

Joachim Schrod jschrod at acm.org
Sun Oct 23 14:53:19 CEST 2005

>>>>> "RS" == Ralf Stubner <ralf.stubner at web.de> writes:
RS> 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. 
>> Failing that, can you try to track down and ask the authors about
>> releasing it under another license?

That will be very hard. Edmund and Joachim both worked at the
Computing Center (HRZ) of the Technical University of Darmstadt (TUD).

Edmund Lang died of cancer many years ago. He was a friend of mine,
and his sudden illness and soon-after death was hard on all who knew
him. He left a wife and three children, whom I haven't been in contact
with since more than 10 years.

Joachim Bleser is the principal author of picins.sty. He first worked
as a TA for Edmund and took over his job when he had finished his
studies and Edmund got ill. I don't know how to contact him.

Maybe Norbert Hahn (hahn at hrz.tu-darmstadt.de) knows somebody who still
has contact with Joachim -- Norbert was at the TUD at this time
already and is still there. AFAIK he does now the job that Edmund and
Joachim did before.

If he doesn't know how to contact Joachim, maybe Heinrich Honal
(honal at hrz.tu-darmstadt.de) or Walter Reichenbächer
(reichenbaecher at hrz.tu-darmstadt.de) can help -- they have been even
longer at the HRZ. (Walter Reichenbächer is vice-director of the HRZ,
so maybe he knows how to contact previous staff.)


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