[tex-live] EC license

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Wed Aug 26 23:57:18 CEST 2009

On 26 August 2009 Alexander Cherepanov wrote:

 >  * The names of the modified fonts must not start with the two
 >    letters `ec' or `tc'.

This is fine.  It's what everybody expect.  And what you report is
obviously a Debian problem.  Don't worry.  TeX can't be part of Debian
anyway because Knuth clearly said that a modified TeX shall not be
called TeX.  This definitely violates Debian policy.

Debian guys do not have the courage to ask Knuth to change the license
of TeX.  They know that such a request is useless.  Instead, they
bother package authors with their quite idiosyncratic viewpoint of

Why shouldn't TeX Live provide fonts or macro packages which have the
same license and restrictions as Knuth's TeX itself? 


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