[tex-live] A question on licensing

Paulo Roberto Massa Cereda cereda.paulo at gmail.com
Sat Sep 8 19:53:58 CEST 2012

Dear friends,

I have a question on licensing, so I beseech for your wisdom. :)

I have a humble tool written for TeX automation which is currently 
released under the New BSD license. So far, this tool is not on CTAN, 
but on a GitHub repository. Hopefully, I'll redeem myself with the new 
version, planned to be CTAN-friendly.

I also would love to make the release TL-friendly in order to be 
included in the TL distro, but I'm not sure if the current licensing 
scheme I'm using actually fits the TL policy. I'm quite happy to 
relicense my tool, if needed.

For what is worth, the license I'm currently using is this one:


This license seems to be verified as a GPL-compatible free software 
license by the Free Software Foundation, but vetted as an open source 
license by the Open Source Initiative.

Any help is appreciated. :)

Best wishes,


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