On Wed, Jul 10, 2002 at 10:14:30PM +0200, Frank Mittelbach wrote:
> approach as an option (i.e. to put LaTeX under GPL) that we came to the
> conclusion that it is not the right approach for software of a type like
The GPL/LaTeX issue was evidently settled long ago,
and I wouldn't like to re-open an old hornet's nest,
but I've seen you refer several times to the difference in kind or type
between LaTeX and GPL-ed programs.
I don't really see this difference.
If someone put out a new version of stdio.h ,
it seems to me it would cause exactly the same kind of chaos
as if they put out a new version of article.cls .
I've never come across rival versions of, say, Linux kernel files --
except in different versions of the kernel.
Does this danger actually arise in practice?
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