[texhax] LaTeX legal help

Alojzy Leszcz alojzy.leszcz at gmail.com
Sat May 6 20:23:47 CEST 2017

Got it - thanks guys. So I guess that all should be fine in my case, but
for peace of mind I'll review the licences of the packages I use. Many
thanks for the explanation.

Also, I understand that I don't need to put any references to licence in my
book itself (unless the agreement states clearly otherwise).


W dniu sobota, 6 maja 2017 Uwe Lueck <uwe.lueck at web.de> napisał(a):

> Tonight (CEST) Alojzy Leszcz wrote:
> > The thing is I've spent some time searching on the
> > net for answers to my question but haven't found
> > any 100% sure response yet.
> 100% legally are hard.
> > I've been writing a book with LaTeX (Windows, MikTeX)
> > which I plan to put on my website and sell it (only pdf,
> > no plans to benefit from sources). Could you please tell
> > me what's the best place to post questions about
> > dos & donts with using LaTeX commercially ?
> In principle, you must enquire about every "piece" or
> "package" (an entity that has an entry http://ctan.org/pkg/...,
> or what has a line in the MiKTeX Package Manager, alternatively
>     https://miktex.org/packages
> ) you are using what license it has.
> For CTAN packages such as "txfonts", you find the license
> on
>    http://ctan.org/pkg/txfonts
> If anything you use apart from direct Microsoft software
> comes from MiKTeX, you can get about 99%% from
>     https://miktex.org/copying
> where Christian Schenk starts "To the best of my knowledge,
> all software in this distribution is freely redistributable".
> (Alas, that is 2017 ...)
> HTH -- Uwe.
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