Heiko Oberdiek writes:
> * Is this "redistribution" compliant with LPPL? Is this considered
> as "Compiled Work"? With the exception of inputenc.dtx (fixing
> the bug in order to be able to compile it) the sources are
> unmodified during the generation of the PDF files, however
> special configuration files are used. Would Clause 3 of
> "Conditions on Distribution and Modification" apply?
I would say yes, it is a compiled work especially as it contains the sources
unchanged (that was one reason of the term to allow something like a TL
distribution to rearrange and unpack).
The change of inputenc.dtx although necessary, would be in violation though,
but that can be amended by giving Heiko permission (and fixing the file which
i did in the sources)
If one considers the change to inputenc as a derived work (which technically
it is) then to fullfil 6a one could do something like
[2006/05/05 v1.1b Input encoding file + documentation fix by HOb]
but it should be easier to get an updated file on CTAN and use that :-)
> > And having them on CTAN makes it easier to use them for TL (and other
> > distributions, I imagine).
> I agree.
> > Perhaps, for example,
> > macros/latex/base-tds.zip
> > macros/latex/required/cyrillic-tds.zip
> > macros/latex/required/graphics-tds.zip
> > macros/latex/required/tools-tds.zip
> Back to latex-tds. I think the location above needs the permission
> of the LaTeX project team. Without permission perhaps
I'm quite happy with the above scheme and i doubt that others see this
differently. However, it is really more something for the CTAN people to
decide in my opinion.
Getting the distribution in a better shape should always be a goal. How much
of what you have done is or can be automated?