[tex-live] free software, DFSG

David Kastrup dak at gnu.org
Fri Jun 4 15:55:39 CEST 2004

Stepan Kasal <kasal at ucw.cz> writes:

> On Fri, Jun 04, 2004 at 01:25:35PM +0100, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> > >Does that mean eTeX has to go?
> > 
> > no, in that case we throw out the original :-}
> of course I understand the joke but perhaps it's not wise to say
> such things anyway.

Get off it.  "Wise", my foot.  Is there a Stiff Fine (TM) for saying
such things?

> During the hot discussion in cstex list I mentioned in my earlier
> mails, someone said that he is afraid that free sw community will
> come with a TNT (TNT's not TeX) as an echt-free replacement for TeX.

We are already obsoleting the genuine TeX engine (LaTeX recommends
eTeX as a base, ConTeXt similarly), and the licence is the least
important of all reasons for that.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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