Tue, 25 Jun 2002 22:56:04 -0700
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"DA" == Donald Arseneau <[log in to unmask]>
DA> I have another problem with the use of LPPL for
DA> contributed packages: it has no provision for the
DA> author/supporter "disappearing" from LaLa LaTeX land, and
DA> prevents anybody from adopting support in perpetuity.
DA> This is not really a problem for the LaTeX core
That's the main issue that I (personally) see as a problem with
the LPPL. As I said in previous exchanges (mostly with Robin),
none of the Debian people who have qualms have articulated those
qualms in public.
- From my mail, it looks like two of them are likely to be
* Restrictions on distribution -- requiring the distribution of
the source (dtx and ins files) as well as the derived files
(sty, tex, ps, pdf, etc.), despite the appearance of
copyright statements. (Debian currently distributes a
separate tetex-source package that contains the dtx and ins
* Questions about the requirement to rename modified files.
If you want to get a better idea of what some of the more
``hard-line'' Debian people are thinking, I (or Frank) could
submit the text of Frank's changes to the
<[log in to unmask]> mailing list for discussion or
invite interested parties from that list to join latex-l for (at
least) the duration of this discussion.
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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