[tex-live] TL: fancytooltips (again), schedule, yplan

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Tue Sep 9 12:28:56 CEST 2008

Robin Fairbairns a écrit :
> it may be that this claim was inserted automatically by an the version
> of docstrip current at in

No version of docstrip that I know of inserts a "may not distribute"
statement. (Doesn't mean that actually no version of docstrip does it,
but it would indeed surprise me). Anyway, the test is clear: strip the
dtx again with a recent version of docstrip and see what remains of the
"licence statement".

Anyway, the very notion of docstrip default headers stating anything in
terms of licence is madness. IMO, docstrip defaults headers should just
be:  "This file was generated from XXX.dtx with docstrip. See the source
file for licence information."  I know this adds some more work, but i
may be good to keep a list of packages with this problem in order to ask
the latex team about it again. I'm not sure they realise how many files
are concerned.

By the way, half jokingly, one could interpret the "decision" of the
author keeping the docstrip default headers as "I hereby place this
document under the licence the LaTeX team choose for the docstrip defaut
headers to state, this version or,  at your option, any later version."
Now the l3 team would have the power to free a lot of packages by just
changing docstrip's defaut headers to any free licence :-)


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