Fwd: License to distribute your arabtex package sought

David Carlisle davidc@nag.co.uk
Mon, 5 Jul 1999 14:34:05 +0100 (BST)

   I would think that this would probably be a sensible addition to the
   LPPL. Most of us would be nervous if our software was used in some
   dodgy product, and our name was plastered all over it. I suppose
   normal laws of libel would apply, but it's as well to be safe.


I can see that James C might want to distribute a system called `jade'
or `expat' or whatever with a requirement that you don't mention `James
Clark', but I don't see how you can give a requirement that someone
distributing amstex does not mention the ams as it's part of the system
name, it's rather hard to avoid.

Having delayed latex for another month wrangling over the wording of
lppl 1.1 I don't think adding another clause to lppl would find favour
today. (Today might possibly be june 1st)