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How can I license my .tex files for open source? [closed]

I would like to release some .tex files to the open source community using the MIT license but am unsure of the implication. Specifically, I want to make sure that generated output (PDF/DVI) files ...
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Garamond font with LaTeX

Is there any package that allows to use Garamond font with LaTeX documents that are generated with pdflatex? If so: Does this package allow to use font for commercial purposes for free? If not, is ...
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How to follow the “Knuth license”

I want to use some of the code from manfnt.mf. Perhaps my situation is best summarized by this (draft) commit message (slightly edited to look okay when processed as markdown): New file dbend.mf ...
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Can I license my package under Creative Commons [closed]

A while ago I made a package in order to generate nice theroem boxes for the redaction of some lecture notes I made for my school (voluntarily, as a student). Today I realized that my school were ...
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How to share a modifed moderncvclassic.sty file and give credits the right way?

I have tweaked the moderncvstyleclassic.sty file from the moderncv package and implemented more commands to comply with the belgian/french layout rules for official mail. All of my modifications are ...
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Integrate Latex in desktop application

I'm considering using LaTeX in a (windows) desktop application. The idea is to deploy LaTeX via my installer. My application would then start it by a process execute call in order to generate a ...
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Can I release a class file created by me under gpl?

I have created a LaTeX class file. Can I release a class file created by me under gpl?
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Is the LPPL compatible with the corporate design of a university?

I created a .cls file for the letterhead of my university. Can I write something like This class is licensed under LaTeX Project Public License(LPPL) and only university staff is allowed to use ...
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is the lppl license suitable also for templates or use lgpl [closed]

I have almost no knowledge about licences and there differences. I use the standard LaTeX licence (lppl) for my sty files. Now I wonder if this licence is also suitable for a template. Previously I ...
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Is there a LaTeX class specifically for generating License Agreements? [closed]

Is there a LaTeX class designed, or adaptable, to generate License Agreements easily? For example, it should be easy to generate sections: Terms, Conditions, etc., with numbered/unnumbered ...
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Creative Commons Licence

I'd like to insert a CC license on a manuscript (a book or report). I've seen the page for downloading the CC icons, and also some questions asked in the forum CC logo and Generate CC information. ...
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Attribution to authors and projects in the final document?

Is it considered good practice to give attribution to authors or projects that have produced the different TeX-systems, document classes etc, in the final typeset document? Specific example: I have ...
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Latin Modern Roman Unslanted licensing [closed]

I downloaded a family of Latin Modern font from latex website some time ago. It's licensed under LPPL license, but I still don't understand if that means that I can use it on a public website, ...
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Is a PDF output from a LaTeX document, a “derived work” from the LPPL standard packages? [closed]

If I write a LaTeX document that uses LPPL packages, since (La)TeX is a macro-replacement language, and I generate its output, to PDF for example, is the resultant output, in any form, a derived work ...
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License in LaTeX document, packages and answers [closed]

A serie of questions related themselves. Context: I'm writting a LaTeX document and I want to license it under a GPL v3 license. I have a own package with some macros, the great majority ...
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Where do I find the license terms for fonts included in LaTeX?

Although an answer to the question in the header is desirable, my actual needs are a little more specific: An organization I'm involved in has adopted as one of its logotypes a capital F set in the ...
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The GPL and LaTeX packages [closed]

The GPL is viral. How does this apply to the LaTeX eco system if one uses a package licensed under the GPL2++? If I use it in a document, must the document also be licensed under the GPL? If I use ...
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How to put a LaTeX project (template) under a license

This is mostly off topic, but related to LaTeX. I have a template which contains about 40 files in different folders. And additionally some packages (.sty files) which shall be published soon. The ...
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How to cite a license in BibTeX?

This is not really a technical question. However I am wondering how a license (like the GNU GPL) should be cited in BibTeX.
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Editing the package

I didn't find anything about this issue, but if I missed something, please point me to it. The documentation on the ctan.org site is usually about how to use the packages in a LaTeX document, but ...
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permissions and acknowledgments in publish LaTeX-composed material

I've just completed composing a scholarly book using LaTeX and it has been accepted for publication. Are there legal requirements for 1) acknowledgments or 2) permissions connected with the use of ...
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Are there any LaTeX packages for multicolumn typesetting besides multicol?

I'm going to need two-column layout (more advanced than LaTeX's \twocolumn - I'll need changing the number of columns without starting a new page or column balancing); however, due to the nature of ...
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Creating/making a new open/free font (and class for CTAN)? [closed]

This may be a bit wider question, and may relate to Latex not so directly - so moderators, feel free to move this post elsewhere if more appropriate! Let's say I like Caslon (as being used in a ...
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Why does picins exist in MikTeX but it does not exist in TeX Live?

If picins is not free, why does it exist in MikTeX?
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Getting URW-Garamond and the license

I want to use URW-garamond but it seems although this source claims I probably should have it I do not. Furthermore this question on this site indicates that I in fact should not at all expect to have ...
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License of the Minion Pro fonts that came with Adobe Reader

Adobe Reader comes bundled with an open type version of Minion Pro, Myriad Pro and some other fonts. What is the license status with these fonts? Can they be used freely?
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Using ConTeXt Commercially …

This webpage, http://tex.loria.fr/formats/context/base/readme.pdf, and many others explicitly state that ConTeXt must not be used for some purposes; e.g. competing with Pragma ADE. However, the ...
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How do I generate Creative Commons license information?

I need to include some licensing information on the back cover of a free CC-licensed book. Instead of frankly mentioning the license ("This work is licensed under CC-by-nc-sa, Google knows more"), I'd ...