[tex-live] "free"ness (was: texlive 8)

Thomas Esser te at dbs.uni-hannover.de
Sun Feb 9 15:52:42 CET 2003

> > So, if TeX Live wants to be free software, these files can not be part
> > of it.
> I'm sorry, but the debian people will move TeX to non-free anyway
> (see the debian-legal archives from 2002-07 and 2002-08)
> eventually

That means that those people on debian-legal have a different view about
free software than the fsf which considers TeX to be free software.

> and the recent clarifications by DEK make the reasons
> even more clear. So either we get an encyclica from RMS ex
> cathedra declaring TeX to be "free" even in view of these
> clarifications or I think we should stop caring about some
> peoples view of the "free"ness of TeX.

I am sure that RMS will tell you that TeX is free software if you ask him.


More information about the tex-live mailing list