[tex-live] Non-free parts within TeXLive 2007

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Tue May 15 22:45:31 CEST 2007

    mreadme seems (to me) to say that documentation is available in the tex
    collection, but that it's subject to a licence that means it shouldn't
    be in the tex collection.

The TeX *Collection* has never claimed to be 100% free (and never has
been, either).
It is the TeX Live distribution where we try to strictly adhere to

TC has always contained nonfree material (since before it was called
TC).  gsview as part of protext, the ctan snapshot with various
special-permission-to-copy packages, and various files outside of any
distribution -- including the context manuals.  This is why, I imagine,
they say that the doc is in the TC.  (Last year there was a variety of
nonfree programs in mactex, but they were all excised in the 2007
release, to the best of my knowledge.)

Hoping this will clarify rather than confuse,

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