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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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.