[tex-live] Minitoc documentation size

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Thu Jul 17 15:09:24 CEST 2014


Basically just mark your work as "Maintained" and write who the maintainer is.

Then the lppl states that if the maintainer is unreachable for a long period of time, someone else can take over the maintenance for the package.

'author-maintained' then we have a problem. If, say, the maintainer dies, we have to get permission from the heirs (AFAIK). 

For example etoolbox is author-maintained and Philipp Lehman has not been in contact for several years now. But no-one has the right to update or take over his package.

Biblatex as just maintained (AFAIR) and others have now stepped in.

The memoir class was actually author-maintained when I took over, I changed it with Peter Wilsons blessing.

/Lars Madsen
Institut for Matematik / Department of Mathematics
Aarhus Universitet / Aarhus University
Mere info: http://au.dk/daleif@imf / More information: http://au.dk/en/daleif@imf

From: tex-live [tex-live-bounces at tug.org] on behalf of Denis Bitouzé [dbitouze at wanadoo.fr]
Sent: 17 July 2014 14:49
To: tex-live at tug.org
Subject: Re: [tex-live] Minitoc documentation size

Le jeu. 17 juil. 2014 à 14h08, Martin Schröder <martin at oneiros.de> a écrit :

> I'll take this as an opportunity to remind everyone to avoid the LPPL
> state "author-maintained".

Interesting. What are the alternatives and how to stipulate another

Best regards.

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