[tex-live] Catalogue sources

Alexander Cherepanov cherepan at mccme.ru
Fri Sep 11 21:17:42 CEST 2009

Hi Heiko!
On Fri, 11 Sep 2009 05:12:24 +0200, Heiko Oberdiek <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de> wrote:

>> [...] a couple of 
>> packages (mkjobtexmf & texdirflatten) uwith "catalogue-license 
>> artistic". Should probably be checked before release...
> What's the problem with mkjobtexmf?

Probably nothing. The problem is that it's hard to represent a 
situation like artistic/gpl in tex catalogue. So your package was 
labelled as artistic (cf. the package fancyvrb was labelled as 
artistic2). And artistic1 is not accepted as free. I'm glad that your 
package could be used under gpl also.

It seems tex catalogue should be corrected somehow.

> | License
> | =======
> | The file is part of project mkjobtexmf.
> | It's free software; you may redistribute it and/or
> | modify it under the same terms as Perl itself
> | (Perl Artistic License/GNU General Public License, version 2).

AFAIK perl is under artistic/gpl1+, not artistic/gpl2. (In particular, 
it's compatible with gpl3).

Alexander Cherepanov

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