[tex-live] Packages with non-free catalogue-license

Ulrich Mueller ulm at gentoo.org
Fri Oct 5 11:56:57 CEST 2012

>>>>> On Thu, 4 Oct 2012, Karl Berry wrote:

>     So I wonder, does TeX Live really include non-free packages, 

> No (http://tug.org/texlive/copying.html).  Nonfree material is regarded
> as a bug and removed when found.  I have a cron job that checks the
> licenses stated in the Catalogue for all packages in TL, and when one is
> found to be nonfree, it is fixed or removed.  Robin and I communicate
> (more than) regularly about all this stuff.

>     or is texlive.tlpdb just outdated?

> Well, the one in TL's development svn is not outdated :).  I can't do
> anything about the past, obviously -- the Catalogue and TL are updated
> independently.

Hi Karl,

Thank you for the clarification. So when we generate Gentoo packages,
the advice would be to take the license info _not_ from the respective
TL release, but from SVN?


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