[tex-live] verbatimcopy package missing

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Wed Sep 17 16:50:09 CEST 2008

Lars Madsen a écrit :
> I would never have noticed if I didn't just see the word verbatimcopy in
> my maillog (I'm not a regular reader og the texlive list)
Just a matter of time since I'd have contacted you anyway, but the
sooner the better.

> So now there will be a lot missing from TL just because of this?
>From my point of view it's not "missing"... It's just not in TeX Live.

> I think it is an anoying rule.

Our choice is clear: free software, free documentation, the rule is
clear. And rules are always annoying to someone (particularly to people
working to enforce this rule and make most people happy, believe me).

> I have a book about LaTeX that I'd like
> to upload to CTAN but it is released without sources, so that will never
> make it to TL, but miktex users will get it....
I don't know how Christian proceeds, but he claims on miktex's web page
that it consists only of free software too.


PS: Just to be clear, I'm not a fanatic of free software (just an
enthusiast). I'm not saying that doc without source is "evil", just that
a choice was made concerning TL's policy, and that we should be coherent
with this choice. (And btw I think it's a good choice.)

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