SIAM packages

Christopher Dimech dimech at
Mon Oct 31 10:13:54 CET 2022

> Sent: Monday, October 31, 2022 at 8:51 PM
> From: "Uwe Siart" <usenet at>
> To: tex-live at
> Subject: Re: SIAM packages
> Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at> writes:
> > 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.
> And this is regardless of the fact that Dante e.V. is a registered
> non-profit association?
> Well, I'm not a lawyer and I'm not good at understanding licences. But
> maybe, all these license have some personal profit in mind whereas any
> profit drawn by Dante is supposed to flow back to development of TeX and
> free software.

What is the problem?

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