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Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at
Sun Oct 30 22:19:19 CET 2022

On 2022-10-30 at 20:48:58 +0100, Zdenek Wagner wrote:

 > You should remember that DANTE prepares TeX Live on a DVD which is
 > sold and this is the stopper. As written in the column, how you can
 > judge whether the price is just for production and not for the
 > contents.

Hi Zdeněk,
many non-free licenses prohibit that you make profit by distribution.

If you don't know in advance how many DVDs you sell the price of a
single DVD must be higher than its production costs.  But if you sell
them all you make profit and violate the license.

This is how Sebastian, the father of TeX Live, explained the problem
many years ago.


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