[tex-live] utopia fonts free license clarification

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Fri Nov 17 22:17:42 CET 2006

Karl Berry :

> I am happy to announce that Adobe has graciously clarified the licensing
> terms of the Utopia font family, making it clear that the fonts can be
> modified, and such modifications can be redistributed (this was
> previously ambiguous, unfortunately).  Therefore, the Utopia fonts can
> now be considered free (as in freedom), and will be included on the next
> TeX Live.
> I have updated the license terms in the original Utopia afm and pfb
> files, and the new files are available at http://tug.org/fonts/utopia,
> and soon from CTAN:fonts/utopia.  The actual font information (glyphs,
> metrics, etc.) is entirely unchanged.
> For those who are concerned about such things, the precise license terms
> from Adobe and other legal information is also available at
> http://tug.org/fonts/utopia.
> Happy typesetting,
> Karl

That's great news, nice work.

I've resently started to use utopia and fourier quite a lot, both in my 
own projects and promoting it to others. So making it more easily 
available for the basic user is great news.


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