[tex-live] License for kdgreek: nosell?

Alexander Cherepanov cherepan at mccme.ru
Sun Oct 11 11:11:18 CEST 2009

Hi David!
On Sun, 11 Oct 2009 08:33:35 +0200, David Kastrup <dak at gnu.org> wrote:

>>> This statement is self contradicting: first it says that it's GPLed
>>> and then it says that it's illegal to sell it. Should probably treated
>>> as nosell.
>> i think you're right, and have changed the catalogue repository.  fancy
>> missing the capitalised illegal...

> You'll find on <URL:http://www.research.dryllerakis.gr/greektex.html>
> "The package is in the Public Domain." which is another contradiction.

And at the bottom of the page we have:

  See the Copyright of GreekTeX for more information on copying/using
  the package

with a link to
http://www.research.dryllerakis.gr/legal.html#greektex , where there
is more text about it:

  Copyright for GreekTeX

  GreekTeX has been released in the Public Domain. You many freely
  distribute the package as long as it remains in its original form.
  You may modify the code provided that all copyright notices remain
  clearly visible. The program may be used for personal or business
  Permission is hereby granted to ftp artchives to store and
  distribute the package provided that all the files are made
  available in their original form.
  Please contact me should you require to include the package in any
  other distribution media.

Taking into account the amount of legal text on the site such 
confusion seems somewhat strange.

Alexander Cherepanov

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