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Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2002 21:44:16 +0200
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From: Markus Kohm <[log in to unmask]>
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Am Montag, 1. Juli 2002 20:30 hast du geschrieben:
> But in fact in most situations this isn't what the authors of packages
> would like to have. they would like to have the package live on after they
> stopped using latex or being able to maintain it.

To make this possible we don't need a change of lppl. If the author wants to
stop maintaining a package and wants to allow someone else to maintain it, he
simply can add something like

        Everybody is allowed to become new maintainer of The Programm
        simply declaring this at comp.text.tex. This ist only
        allowed, if no newer version    of This Programm is available
        on CTAN. The new maintainer must immediate delete this
        paragraph from the licence of The Programm, add a new support
        address and release The Programm.

My english is very bad, but I think you will understand the sence.

BTW: I never used the term "or (at your option) any later version" at the
license part of my packages, because I fear such surprising new paragraphs at