[tex-live] Sanity-check comicsans directory structure

Bob Tennent rdt at cs.queensu.ca
Thu Dec 19 16:18:01 CET 2013

 >|Bob Tennent wrote:
 >|> You can get ComicSans gratis at Sourceforge without having to pay
 >|> for a "real" operating system. But whether the owners of ComicSans
 >|> would approve of generating oblique variants, I cannot say. Gratis
 >|> but not libre.
 >|So how can the Sourceforge uploader claim that the package is available
 >|under the GNU General Public License version 2.0 (GPLv2)
 >|when the original licence is completely different ?

I presume that the package is GPLed but the fonts themselves are
covered by the licence in effect when Microsoft was promoting use
of the "core" fonts. Microsoft eventually changed their mind about
their liberal licensing, which is a phenomenon you don't have to
worry about with free software.

Bob T.

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