[tex-live] EC license

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Sat Aug 29 00:13:58 CEST 2009

Alexander Cherepanov <cherepan at mccme.ru> wrote:

> >> OTOH rsync://rsync.tex.ac.uk/CTANcatalogue/entries/e/ec.xml contains:
> >> 
> >>   <license type='lppl'/>
> > (on the whole, it would have been better if you hadn't mentioned that
> > rsync access to repository on an open archived list.  i have suppressed
> > it.)
> Not sure what's the problem but sorry for that.

the repository also contains email addresses and other personal

> Where is the official home for sources of tex catalogue then? The main 
> page (e.g., 
> http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/catalogue.html ) points 
> to http://sarovar.org/projects/texcatalogue/ but last update there 
> seems to be from 2006-09-27. Or did I miss something?

a closed repository on dante.de

at one stage we were using a cvs repository on sarovar, but it was
getting slower and slower, and eventually we switched to the present one
on dante after a period of nearly a week when we couldn't update

the files exist on ftp.tex.ac.uk because i need them for generating the
catalogue search and so on; i was asked to provide them to someone or
other for a reason i've forgotten, and so i did, on the condition that
they kept quiet about it.  i've been monitoring the traffic (in a
desultory way) but knew that the thing would get out eventually and
would therefore have to be shut down.

i'm now told it was used for valuable work.  very tiresome.


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