#25 jsMath licensing, collaborating/merging with lyx?

Rex Dieter

According to
from which it appears that jsMath fonts were derived, they are listed as nonfree.

Have you been granted a license or permission from it's author? Or please correct me if I'm wrong.

(I ask because I'm looking into packaging these for fedora. I see debian includes these, but lables them as "Public Domain", I'm curious how they came to that conclusion)

As an aside, the lyx project has been granted such permission, and currently distributes their own bakoma fork. Have you considered using those or merging/collaborating efforts?


  • Davide P. Cervone

    JsMath no longer distributes the BaKoMa fonts (although it will use them if present, under some circumstances), and hasn't for some years. The 6 TeX fonts distributed with jsMath as part of the jsMath-fonts archives are derived directly from the Computer Modern metafont files, and those ARE public domain (explicitly made so by Knuth: see http://www.ntg.nl/maps/pdf/5_34.pdf\).

    Hope that helps.


  • Davide P. Cervone

    • status: open --> closed-fixed
  • Rex Dieter

    Rex Dieter - 2009-10-26

    Thanks! I can get to packaging these then.


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