[tex-live] free software, DFSG

Sebastian Rahtz sebastian.rahtz at computing-services.oxford.ac.uk
Sun Jun 6 01:40:50 CEST 2004

John Plaice wrote:

>The cult ensured that the NTS project was stillborn, by insisting
>that 100% TeX compatibility be maintained, right down to the structure
>of error messages!
yes, the NTS project must count as one of the great disasters of TeX 

>I see a complete TeX rewrite, that goes well beyond TeX, and without
>the cult of 100% TeX compatibility, taking place within 3 years,
>at the very most.
now, tell us, for how many years have you been saying that, John?

lets not even mention LaTeX3 :-}


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