[tex-live] Fwd: [gs-devel] GPL Ghostscript 8.70 release

Martin Schröder martin at oneiros.de
Mon Aug 3 13:03:54 CEST 2009

2009/8/3 Vladimir Volovich <vvv at vsu.ru>:
> "MS" == Martin Schröder writes:
>  MS> FYI.  Note that they have switched to GPLv3, making a combination
>  MS> of gs and pdftex/luatex/*tex,
> BTW, what kind of combination do you mean?

I know of at least one project trying to include gs into pdftex (for pstricks).

>  MS> which are still GPLv2, impossible.
> but not if the license is "GPLv2 or any later version", like e.g. pdftex?:

XPDF is GPLv2 only. So is poppler (since it's a fork of XPDF).
So any GPLv3-version of pdftex/luatex would have to use a different
pdf library.
And GNUPDF won't be usable for years.


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