[racket-dev] Latex files

From: Robby Findler (robby at eecs.northwestern.edu)
Date: Sat Feb 19 09:50:32 EST 2011

Does it seem okay to provide a script that downloads the .cls file
from the jfp website and tuck it into the (already installed)
distribution (presumably in a user-specific place)?

If so, then we can at least set up a drdr test that does that and
checks to see if scribble produces exactly the same .pdf file for some
well known scribble input file, so we get notified problems when they
move the url or make a new version of the file or something.


On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 8:46 AM, Sam Tobin-Hochstadt <samth at ccs.neu.edu> wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 8:22 AM, Matthew Flatt <mflatt at cs.utah.edu> wrote:
>> At Fri, 18 Feb 2011 22:44:54 -0500, Sam Tobin-Hochstadt wrote:
>>> At least for the JFP file, it's pretty clearly a copyright violation
>>> for us to distribute the file at all -- on the web page or elsewhere.
>>> We'd have to download it from the CUP site.
>>> For the ACM file, I emailed the contact email for the style file about
>>> the license.
>> Did you e-mail anyone at JFP, yet?
> I have not, although one of the JFP editors is on this list :)
>> Looking again, I can imagine reading the "jfp.cls" file Robby's way.
>> The intent of "use" may be "produce a document", and the overall intent
>> might permit redistribution of "jfp.cls" to others who are producing
>> JFP documents.
> That's certainly possible, but redistributing the file requires the
> permission of the copyright holder, and the tone of the notice
> suggests that they aren't very flexible about these things.
> --
> sam th
> samth at ccs.neu.edu

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