[tex-live] Question about my user manual frontmatter

Paulo Roberto Massa Cereda cereda.paulo at gmail.com
Wed Sep 9 22:05:19 CEST 2015

Hi, Peter!

I dislike MS as well, although I have to help my dad once in a while 
with his spreadsheets. :) I thought of including this text just to make 
fun of MS and Office in general. The user manual is very complex, so I 
doubt it could be achieved with Word, and not to mention the beautiful 
typesetting (oh and it's memoir-powered! wink wink). :)

I am open to replacing "proudly" with "unfortunately", but for now I am 
more worried with potential licensing issues with the icon, even if it 
does not reproduce any original Microsoft work. :)

All the best!


Em 09-09-2015 16:48, Peter Wilson escreveu:
> I'm not clear where the jest is as I don't know the surrounding context.
> I would be happier if "proudly" was replaced by "unfortunately" but
> that, again, depends on the context.
> Peter W.
> PS. Beware, I have a visceral dislike of all things Microsoft.
> On 09/09/15 20:36, Paulo Roberto Massa Cereda wrote:
>> Dear friends,
>> This is probably quite off-topic, but I'd like to hear from you if I
>> should take this jest forward. Long story short, I was planning to
>> include this note in the upcoming arara user manual:
>> http://i.imgur.com/DzNJQhm.png
>> The icon was freely obtained from an image database and available with
>> no restrictions whatsoever about its usage.
>> IMHO it does not resemble with any official Office or Word icon in
>> usage nowadays or in the past, although it makes a reference to the
>> document format. The icon source is available as TikZ code in
>> arara.sty and it's typeset with \wordicon in the main document.
>> Do you think it is safe to include this jest? I don't want to have
>> hungry lawyers sending me angry letters. :) Also, I don't know if I am
>> breaking any TL policy.
>> All the best!
>> Paulo

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