Re: TeX Licenses & teTeX (Was: Re: forwarded message from Jeff Licquia)
> >A key difference is that the CM fonts source need not be installed
> >(tetex automatically runs METAFONT in some cases, but it could easily
> >be pointed at different source names).
> >Users use *.tfm files when running TeX, and the restrictions on *.mf
> >names are not restrictions on *.tfm names. That's a key fact.
> >However, the LPPL restricts the actual filename the user normally
> >uses, rather than a name that really appears only in the source.
Lars Hellström <Lars.Hellstrom@math.umu.se> writes:
> You've got TeX mixed up with METAFONT in this argument. The *.mf files are
> METAFONT programs, and their names are indeed what the METAFONT user
> normally uses. When LPPL is applied to *.sty, *.cls, etc. files then it is
> applied to TeX programs, and their names are what the TeX user normally
> uses. It is true that one doesn't need cmr10.mf, but rather cmr10.tfm, to
> run TeX, but one similarly does not need any part of LaTeX or PlainTeX to
> dvips mpman.dvi, even though one probably would need that to TeX mpman.tex.
NO, I said exactly what I meant.
Read it again.