[tex-live] License questions: dvi2tty and vita

Frank Küster frank at kuesterei.ch
Fri Oct 2 21:50:15 CEST 2009

Robin Fairbairns <Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk> wrote:

>> ---- calorie ---------------------------------------------------------
>> (Not in texlive, for comparison.)
>> From calorie.sty:
>>   %  Copyright (c) 1994 by Shuji Aonuma.
>>   %  Reports or requests to aonuma at kodama.issp.u-tokyo.ac.jp
>>   %
>>   %  Unchanged copies of this file may be freely distributed.
>>   %  You may modify a renamed copy of this file.
>> From the Catalogue (calorie.xml):
>>   <license type='other-nonfree' checked='2009-04-26' file='calorie.sty'
>>            version='1.3' username='robin'
>>            note='distribute modified version only after name change'/>
> this just hasn't been swept up.  karl tells me he's willing to accept
> packages with nomodify clauses.  strictly speaking, nomodify => nonfree,
> but "other-free" is really a tex live licence.

"nomodify, or else rename" is a silly requirement IMHO. But it's the
same condition that apply to plain.tex, AFAIK.  

(The public domain statement applies to TeX, the program, as well as
MetaFont and the CM fonts, but I couldn't find an indication that it
literally applies to plain.tex, too.)

Regards, Frank
Dr. Frank Küster
Debian Developer (TeXLive)
VCD Aschaffenburg-Miltenberg, ADFC Miltenberg
B90/Grüne KV Miltenberg

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