[tex-live] Broken dependencies among sty files in TeX Live 2009 distribution

Alexander Cherepanov cherepan at mccme.ru
Mon Oct 19 21:57:09 CEST 2009

Hi Jindrich!
On Mon, 19 Oct 2009 17:47:36 +0200, Jindrich Novy <jnovy at redhat.com> wrote:

> The list of inappropriate "non-free" licenses are here:
> noinfo
> unknown
> artistic
> nosource
> gfsl
> nosell

To add to what Karl Berry have already answered.

AFAIK 'unknown' is not used any more, it's replaced by noinfo. Actually 
there is an entry in the Catalogue (but not in texlive.tlpdb) with 
license type 'unknown' -- latex2e-reference.xml. Probably, an error.

Packages in texlive labeled 'artistic' are actually licensed "under 
the same terms as Perl itself", i.e. artistic+gpl. Cf. the beginning 
of http://tug.org/pipermail/tex-live/2009-October/022831.html and 
http://tug.org/pipermail/tex-live/2009-October/022837.html for more 

IMHO the real problem is noinfo.

Alexander Cherepanov

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