[NTG-pdftex] Re: pdfetex and copyright

Martin Schröder ms@artcom-gmbh.de
Tue, 1 Jun 2004 12:11:57 +0200


On 2002-07-17 19:34:47 +0200, Peter Breitenlohner wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Jul 2002, Martin Schroeder wrote:
> > Hello Peter,
> > I hope you are the right person to contact about copyright
> > questions on eTeX ("The NTS team" being difficult to define and
> > to contact).
> >
> > We are in the process of finishing the next release of pdfTeX and
> > clarifying the license of pdf{e}TeX.
> >
> > pdfTeX is GPL, which leaves at least me a bit confused about the
> > license of pdfeTeX (those files in web2c/pdftexdir). Oviously
> > there are three licenses which must be aligned:
> > - the license of TeX
> > - the license of eTeX (the same as TeX; only NTS Team instead of
> >   DEK)
> 
> Hi Martin,
> That's what the files say. Actually it has been decided on some Dante
> meeting (about 2 years ago) that the eTeX be transferred to me. This just
> has not yet been made it into the files (essentially because they have not
> been changed since then).

I just wondered about the output of 'pdfetex --version' and have
fixed pdfetexextra.h in p4 (still for rc3).

Best regards
        Martin
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