[NTG-context] License stuff for ConTeXt

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Fri Dec 22 17:58:30 CET 2006

Taco Hoekwater wrote:
> No, they were not, and there is no "missing source". The vf/tfm/map
> were generated using the texfont program, which does not use source
> files. The afms were created using ttf2afm, which uses ttfs as source.
concerning vf tfm and map files: in most cases they are kind of derived 
works; i think that most fonts (also commercial) permits making such 
files else no app would work with them; i do hav ea few (commercial) 
fonts on my machine with real weird and strict licences and i never put 
stuff in zips for them.
> Do you prefer to have no file at all? Or is NOSOURCE better than
> nothing? Consider that if these PDF documents were created using
> InDesign, there would not even exist a source, anywhere.
indeed; the same is true for for instance the cow fonts .. including 
sources would add some 750 meg image scans (from originals drawn by 
duane) and quite some fontforge stuff as well; well, in a sense fonts 
are special anyway ... the source is the pen and paper of the author
>  From the entire list of pdfs, I believe this is the only one that
> really does not have a source included where there could reasonably
> be expected to be a source avaible somewhere.
in context there can be pdf files that are generated as sub processes 
(think of images of examples in the source); in such case they can only 
be generated when runtime processing is enabled


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