Re: TeX Licenses & teTeX (Was: Re: forwarded message from Jeff Licquia)
On Fri, Aug 09, 2002 at 09:57:18PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> > % THIS IS THE OFFICIAL COMPUTER MODERN SOURCE FILE cmr10.mf BY D E KNUTH.
> > % IT MUST NOT BE MODIFIED IN ANY WAY UNLESS THE FILE NAME IS CHANGED!
> It contains the clear intent that you *can* modify the file, provided
> you change the filename. It does not say *anything* about the very
> different filename "cmr10.tfm".
On the other hand, this is usually not enough for us. We need explicit
permission to modify, and to distribute modified versions. This "license"
(which only contains a restriction) is not enough for it to be part of
Debian. The discussion in bug#153257 might be relevant here.