[tex-live] Non-free parts within TeXLive 2007

Frank Küster frank at kuesterei.ch
Thu Jun 28 15:04:47 CEST 2007

"John R. Culleton" <john at wexfordpress.com> wrote:

> On Tuesday 15 May 2007 16:45, Karl Berry wrote:
>>     mreadme seems (to me) to say that documentation is available in
>> the tex collection, but that it's subject to a licence that means
>> it shouldn't be in the tex collection.
> Does this apply only to the Context documentation as furnished? Could 
> a true GPLed set of documentation be written that did not plagarize 
> the regular documentation? (This would be difficult.)  

Of course you are free to rewrite the documentation.  I fear, most
people on this list have better things to do (in particular since it's
only the license which is questioned, whereas the quality seems to be
really good).

> BTW the Context macros also contain copyright notices. Hans Hagen will 
> have to explain what his intentions are with these notices. Perhaps 
> they exist only to prvent someone else from copyrighting them. 

What's the problem with these Copyright notices?  ConTeXt can be
distributed under the GPL or LPPL, as you prefer; don't mix up license
and copyright.

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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