[tex-live] DTL (DVI Text Language): licence?

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Sat Sep 27 17:58:10 CEST 2008

    > DTL (DVI Text Language) is listed as distributed under an unknown (so,
    > by default, nonfree) licence on CTAN:

Because so many packages were listed as "unknown" when we started
license reviews, and the meaning of "unknown" was unclear, we did not
(and have not) eliminate(d) them from TL.  There are in fact over 120
packages with catalogue-license unknown in TL.

As Robin goes through them, we update accordingly.  It all takes time.

    (it being my son's birthday).

Happy birthday to him.

    let's leave it as a nice anomaly for karl to chew on...

I wrote Tobin (http://www.ee.latrobe.edu.au/~gt/).

In general, the answer for all these packages which are technically
nonfree due to noinfo or whatever, but are almost certainly intended to
be free, is to write the author.  Clea, if you have any time or
opportunity to do that, that would be great, just cc me.  (For that
matter, just researching current email addresses would be a help.)


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