CTAn Update: bidi

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Sun Oct 10 11:15:27 CEST 2010

On Tue, 28 Sep 2010 Vafa Khalighi submitted an update to the



Summary description: Support for bidirectional typesetting in plain TeX and LaTeX.
License type: lppl

Announcement text: 
1- fixed reported bugs
2- included dtx source and TDS
3- There is a slight change of license:

Copyright © 2007–2010
It may be distributed and/or modified under the LaTeX
Project Public License,
version 1.3c or higher (your choice). The latest version of
this license is at: http://www.latex-project.org/lppl.txt

This work is “author-maintained” (as per LPPL maintenance
by Vafa Khalighi.

In addition to the terms of LPPL any distributed version
(unchanged or modified) of bidi has to keep the statement
about the moral obligation for using bidi. In case of major
changes where this would not be appropriate the author of the
changed version should contact the copyright holder.

Moral obligation for using bidi:

Users of bidi who wish to include or use bidi or a modified
version in a proprietary and commercially market product are
under certain conditions (see below) for the payment of a
fee.  The size of this fee is to be determined, in each
by the commercial user, depending on his/her judgment of the
value of
bidi for his/her product.

The conditions for this are as follows:

The producer of a proprietary and commercially market product
that involves typesetting using bidi is asked to determine
the value of a license fee for using bidi if

   - the product is a document and the producer has decided to
     include bidi to typeset (parts of) the document or has
     directed the author of the document to include bidi (for
     example, by providing a class file to be used by the

   - the product is a LaTeX class or package that includes bidi

There is no moral obligation in case

   - the product is a document but producer has not directed
     the author to include bidi (in that case the moral
     lies with the author of the document)

   - the product does not involve typesetting, e.g.,
consists, for
     example, of distributing bidi and its documentation.

   - the product is not proprietary, i.e., is made available
as free
     software itself (which doesn't prohibit its commercial

   - bidi is used for non-commercial purposes

Determinating a license fee might result in a license fee of
(i.e., no payment) in case a producer has determined that
the use
of bidi has no enhancing effect on the product. This is a
plausible scenario, i.e., in the above two cases the producer is
only asked to evaluate the value of bidi for the product
not for the payment of a license fee per se (which might or
not follow from this evaluation).

 The license fee, if any, can be payed to the author of
 the program who can be contacted at

     vafakhlgh at gmail.com

This package is located at 
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Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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