[tex-live] Contact to Donald Arseneau

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Wed Sep 6 08:55:28 CEST 2006

>     "You may freely use, modify and/or distribute this file".  
> Those exact words?  I guess it is good, except, hmm, the usual ambiguity
> in "free".  I wonder about 
>   "You may use, modify and/or distribute this file without restriction".
> Also, with a copyright line, or no copyright line?
>     we can as well request him to do this

shall i try asking?  if so, what exactly should i say?  i note (from
working on context stuff for the catalogue) that there's an fsf page
outlining pd -- i presume that's reliable, so i guess i should read

> Agreed.  And I have no objection to changing the various tiny TL files
> which say "public domain" now.  If you or anyone would like to prepare a
> patch, that would be great :).  And I can have Eplain changed.  But I
> don't really want to explain this to Knuth or Hobby ...

there has been at least one attempt to explain the issue to knuth.  i
think that, at the time, his world didn't encompass the concept people
of ill will being involved with tex stuff (i wonder if the present
increasing nastiness of the world at large has changed his mind?).

don't know hobby.


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