[tex-live] Re: free software, DFSG

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Fri Jun 4 15:21:33 CEST 2004

Giuseppe Bilotta <bilotta78 at hotpop.com> writes:

> David Kastrup wrote:
> > I am working with all of the junk.  Who do I ask for new stuff?  I
> > want John to get Omega into useful state.  It is a waste of resources
> > to have LaTeX, PDFTeX, eTeX and others all forked off from something
> > which does not even deal with character sets in a sane way.
> I would have never expected you to make the mistake to stack 
> LaTeX (a format) together with pdfTeX and eTeX (engines).

Because TeX does not deal with character sets in a sane way, LaTeX
has to bumble around.  Of course it is a mistake to have LaTeX deal
with what the TeX engine should cater for itself.

But it is not my mistake.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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