[tex-live] gb4e and tree-dvips licences?

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Sun Sep 20 12:51:23 CEST 2009

George N. White III <gnwiii at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Sep 20, 2009 at 6:22 AM, Robin Fairbairns
> <Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> > i see no sign of licence information in either package, yet they're both
> > present in tl.  my guess is they shouldn't be.
> >
> > (question raised by a plaintive plea on c.t.t from one who needs both,
> > and finds they're not in her fedora distro.)
> pst-qtree.sty is mostly license info (GPL2 boilerplate)

the trouble, for the original c.t.t. poster, would be learning a new

when i was working in computational linguistics, a member of the staff
of the place that employed me left, and *had to have* the paper tapes
she had used for running jobs, as well as ownership of the institute's
directory on the computing service's machine.  she wasn't stupid (far
from it[*]) but had an aversion to the nitty-gritty of computing.

there are in fact any number of tree packages, but not having worked in
the field for 40 years (gosh, is it that long?) i can't offer a useful
view on their equivalence or otherwise.


[*] when she died last year, we had the great and the good of the
computational linguistics and information retrieval worlds to a memorial
seminar, all apparently sincerely praising her to the skies.

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