Thu, 4 Jul 2002 09:30:05 -0700
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The LaTeX Project is in the process of considering changes to the
LaTeX Project Public License (LPPL). I have tried to summarize
some of the concerns that Debian people have expressed for them,
but since I don't completely agree with some of those objections,
don't complete understand some others, and have yet to see a fully
comprehensive review here or elsewhere, I cannot address all the
issues that various people have raised.
I suggest that those with concerns about the LPPL take the time to
give it a hard look and put together a point-by-point review of
the license. Once that's done, I (or someone else) can share that
review with the LaTeX people so that they can have some hard
information to go on rather than the vague rumors that ``Debian
people don't like the LPPL'' or ``OSI doesn't think it's a free
license'' that they have now. They can't fix problems they can't
Thanks for your time and effort.
Man cannot be civilised, or be kept civilised by what he does in his
spare time; only by what he does as his work.
C.M. Connelly [log in to unmask] SHC, DS
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