Sarantis Paskalis wrote:
On Mon, Nov 26, 2007 at 10:13:03AM -0500, Tom spot Callaway wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-11-26 at 15:58 +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
>>> There is a Kerkis package for TeX (tetex-font-kerkis). Nowadays, the
>>> author of this font publishes TTF and OTF files, quite suitable for
>>> on-screen display. The license, however, is a bit ambiguous, possibly
>>> even a removal candidate. http://iris.math.aegean.gr/kerkis/
>>> License subsection).
>> This one should have been passed through fedora-legal before
> Definitely. That license is waaaay too vague as is.
> We'd need to know if:
> 1. Modification is permitted
> 2. Redistribution is permitted (this is implied, but not explicitly
> 3. Redistribution in embedded documents is permitted
> That's just for starters. The commercial copyright "advertising"
> is also painfully vague.
> Someone motivated (and likely, fluent in greek), should email the
> copyright holders and suggest that they either clarify their license, or
> consider relicensing it with an established free license (e.g. the OFL).
I will contact the author to clarify the above. Thanks for the
And here is the gist of the communication with the maintainer. The
current license of the font is in the License.txt file in CTAN:
The Copyright of the fonts belongs to the The Department of Mathematics
of the University of the Aegean, Karlovassi, Samos, Greece
If you want to use this font family in commercial work (like in books),
we strongly request that you include in the Copyright section the fact
that you are using
"Kerkis (C) Department of Mathematics, University of the Aegean".
"The Kerkis fonts and kerkis.sty are licensed under the LaTeX Project
Public License, version 1.3c or later. See
He also gave positive answers to the primary questions and has relaxed
the advertising clause (from the former *must* to *strong request*).
Is there something else that needs to be communicated or can we consider
this font OK?