[tex-live] free software, DFSG

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Fri Jun 4 17:22:53 CEST 2004

Karl Berry wrote:
>     in "open source" world, but Karl is reminding me that TeX Live is
>     actually in "free software" world, and that I am applying the wrong 
>     criteria.
> Are you talking about the (stupid, IMHO) official open source "mark"?

stupid it may be, but it is the sort of thing that gets 
written into contracts. indeed, I am writing a document 
myself recommending that as a strategy. if it aint on the 
OSI list, it aint "open source" in this government world.

be glad. government is doing open source. but they need 
formal bodies to approve things.
Sebastian Rahtz      Information Manager
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