On 04/07/2016 07:45 PM, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
>>>>> "FW" == Florian Weimer
FW> Richard's recent comments regarding the MMIX license (which is
FW> derived from the licenses for other (C)WEB programs) reminded me of
FW> a different issue.
It wasn't all that long ago that TeXlive underwent a rather significant
and time consuming license audit. I know that spot, along with others,
put in a huge amount of time to get everything in shape and remove bits
from our texlive packaging that weren't freely licensed. TeX doesn't
change very quickly so I would be quite surprised if things had
regressed since then.
Some of the discussion can be found in the thread beginning here:
Are you sure licenses of the core components were even investigated?
For pdftex, we have
in tldbp, and for tex, it's
, but pdftex is a derivative work of the tex component.