[tex-live] movie15 and media9

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Sun Mar 18 14:21:33 CET 2012

Hi Phil,

please remain reasonable, thanks.


Norbert Preining            preining@{jaist.ac.jp, logic.at, debian.org}
JAIST, Japan                                    TeX Live & Debian Developer
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On 2012/03/18, at 21:59, Philip TAYLOR <P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk> wrote:

> Norbert Preining wrote:
>> Hi Mojca,
>>>    "rm movie15, requires acrobat"
>> I don't know the details, but if pdfs generated with movie15 can only be properly viewed wirh acro*, then it is according to the policy to remove it.
>> We have removed several times packages that need non-free stuff to be useful, and this policy will not change.
> There are times when I truly despair : I thought that the
> era of book-burning was long in the past.  Would you also have
> providers and users of "non-free stuff" burned at the stake,
> flayed alive, or scourged and crucified ?  As far as I can
> see, everything under \bin\win32 requires "non-free stuff"
> in order to be useful, yet as far as I am aware no-one has
> yet recommended that it, too, be removed from TeX Live
> ('though at the present rate of progress, that day may not
> be far off).
> Once upon a time, sensible people believed in "live and
> let live"; what possible reason can sane followers of the
> false god Libre and his prophet(s) have for this unending
> attempt to proselytise by force ?
> ** Phil.

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