[tex-live] linguex in texlive snapshot

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Wed Aug 13 18:31:26 CEST 2008

Robin Fairbairns scripsit (13.08.2008 17:14)
> Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard <mpg at elzevir.fr> wrote:
>> You can see that supposed obsolescence is not in the reasons. By the way, I'm
>> not sure lack of space is still a possible reason either, now that we don't
>> try to fit in a single CD any more.
> as i've already said, i don't believe the gb4e stuff ought to be on tex
> live at all.
Oh, the licences problem again.  Well, I don't think it's good to rm things
form TL without contacting the author and asking him to clarify if the status
is just noinfo and the stuff is not clearly non-free.  And this takes time as
you probably know very well.  I'm not sure I want to do this right know...
Putting the thing on my list anyway.

> i've discussed with karl the need for sorting these "unknown" licence
> statements in the catalogue: gb4e is one of those packages that will (in
> the new world) be classified as "noinfo" (i.e., no information provided
> about licensing conditions).
By the way, it would be great to share efforts concerning this licence thing.
 It's obviously a huge task, and it would be bad to double or triple-check
some packages just because the TL peoples don't know what has been checked by
the Ctan people or vice-versa. (The Debian guys are also interested in
comprehensive licence check I think, and maybe others linux/bsd/whatever
distro may be interested in it.)

What do you (Robin, ctan-ers, Karl, others) think of discussing a
collaborative structure to share information about what is to be done, what
has already be done, author contacts, etc. some day in the near future?


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