```(Please CC me on answers: I'm not a member of debian-legal.)

On Fri, 19 Jul 2002, Frank Mittelbach wrote:

> Concern 1: requiring a change of filename in case of modification
>            in case of distribution
> =================================================================
>
> this seems to me the major stumbling point for most people and
> (unfortunately the most important point for us)

I believe the only way to rethink this is this quote, from

[...]

The reason this requirement is acceptable for LaTeX is that LaTeX has
a facility to allow you to map file names, to specify ``use file bar
when file foo is requested''. With this facility, the requirement is
merely annoying; without the facility, the same requirement would be
a serious obstacle, and we would have to conclude it makes the
program non-free.

Without this, even FSF and RMS would have not classified LPPL 1.2 as a
to prove LPPL is a Free Software license.

For debian people: please consider this. I believe this voids many of the
remapping feature to make \documentclass{article} load some other file
instead of 'article.cls'), but this is also the reason FSF agreed that it