Re: What to do when the LaTeX sources are missing, but an XML equivalent was rewritten from scratch ?
On Mon, 19 Nov 2007, Norbert Preining wrote:
> On Mo, 19 Nov 2007, Joerg Jaspert wrote:
> > > - the source is present, no freedom is taken: The document is present,
> > > the source code.
> > > - the pdf can be regenerated albeit with minor quality.
> > Thats different to "relies on not-available fonts".
> > Relies == cant be build without them.
> Recreating the exact same pdf (modulo creation date etc) relies on these
> fonts. Recreating the same document with different fonts, and thus with
> different layout and appearance is possible.
Then why distribute the original PDFs at all in that case? Just
distribute the recreations. You're going to have to distribute them at
some point if bugs in the documentation are filed, so you might as
well just start distributing them.
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