[tex-live] EC license

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sat Aug 29 23:33:31 CEST 2009

On 29 August 2009 Alexander Cherepanov wrote:

 > Hi Reinhard!
 > On Wed, 26 Aug 2009 23:57:18 +0200, Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de> 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.  
 > Sure, maintaning sane namespace is vital. But license is a wrong tool 
 > for that. First, it doesn't work. Look, FSF says that the renaming 
 > requirement is acceptable for latex only because it's easy to overcome
 > (see http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/#LPPL-1.2 ). And, of course, 
 > a license of EC fonts doesn't have any say in naming of independently 
 > created fonts.

Hi Alexander,
you are raising some interesting points.  I can't reply now because
I'll go to EuroTeX tomorrow and most likely I'll be offline for a


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