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Hans Aberg <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 16 Dec 1998 16:10:42 +0100
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At 11:39 +0000 1998/12/16, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
>Hans Aberg writes:
> > But it seems a bad thing to tie an extension of TeX to such a commercial
> > product (like PS/PDF).
>we are all agog to hear about the free chip you use to run TeX, the
>free printer you use, or even the free paper you print on. Fancy tying
>TeX to the commercial world of paper and film suppliers! what *was*
>Don thinking of?

It is the lack of pluralism on the market: So for example, I am not sure
you have noticed, but ther is more than one coomercial supplier of papers,
but there is just one company asking licence fees for PS/PDF and developing
that standard.

These problems are for real in the software world: In the past, i think it
existed with FORTRAN, and of course still today with UNIX, which is owned
by Bell labs, I think.

  Hans Aberg
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