[tex-live] linguex in texlive snapshot
frank at kuesterei.ch
Sun Aug 17 15:44:17 CEST 2008
Robin Fairbairns <Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
>> > 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.)
Debian has always used the catalogue to store the information
$ grep -A1 license entries/a/acronym.xml
<license type='lppl' version='1.17' checked='2006-03-07'
> so i'm all in favour of sharing
What are the pieces of information that are missing?
a) more detailed license information:
- I think "lppl" means some "or
later" clause, but I'm not sure, and I'm not sure whether I've indicated
any "exactly version $foo" somehow.
- Which files are covered (this is important in particular for font
b) Info for following up on issues, like
- author could be contacted at $date by $collaborator under
$e-mail at address.
- $collaborator is currently in contact with
- don't bother to try to get the license changed, this will stay
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