[tex-live] License of TeX (was: Unclear License of AMSLaTeX)

Martin Schröder martin at oneiros.de
Sun Apr 30 20:31:47 CEST 2006

On 2006-04-30 12:29:10 -0500, Karl Berry wrote:
>     > Maybe all he really cares about is redistributing an edited file as
>     > tex.web, and a pdftex.web would be ok.  Hmm.  I can't recall him ever
>     Yes
> Based on what?  Have you talked to Knuth about it?  I have never seen a

Discussion with Frank Kuester and Peter Breitenlohner. The result
was: If you rename TeX or eTeX, the code is public domain. That's
why the pdfTeX project is able to merge all tex.web + changefiles
+ eTeX code into one file pdftex.web and license that under GPL.


PS: Back to the original question: ams should switch to LPPL.

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