[tex-live] License of patch.doc

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Mon Jun 2 13:43:39 CEST 2008

David Kastrup <dak at gnu.org> wrote:

> Before getting into the fangs of Frank and Robin:


> I just noticed that
> patch.doc is licensed non-free.  As I am rather lazy, I would welcome it
> if somebody took the pains of changing the license to standard current
> LPPL terms (probably 1.3 or later IIRC).  And it may make sense to
> change the contact address in it to dak at gnu.org.  Maybe people would be
> more likely to find it if it got moved to source/generic/kastrup: I
> think the main purpose of it nowadays might be educational, and then
> grouping by the author's idiosyncratic TeX style might make it somewhat
> easier to find rather than having it in one humongous directory.

i've updated the file as requested (re-installed twice since i forgot
about the email address first time).

we do have a directory macros/generic/kastrup (containing binhex); i
could move it there, if that would help.  personally, i would prefer to
perpetuate the general rule in the latex tree, with one package per
directory, so putting it in macros/generic/patch or m/g/kastrup-patch


i note the catalogue wittily listed the file as lppl anyway.  :-}


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