> You seem to me to have been quite remarkably courteous, rational and patient
 > in all your postings.
 > If anyone in the world could bridge what seems to me an unbridgeable gap
 > it must be you.

well thanks :-) we'll see (though not if i do another week or tw with less
than 4 hours sleep per night

 > But David Carlisle raised one point which you don't seem to have taken into account.
 > He suggested (if I understood him correctly)
 > that modifying the LaTeX licence to make it "Debian-free"
 > would in fact adversely affect publishers and others presently using LaTeX.

rest assured, you are mistaken. he was speaking of the case to use an existing
debian-free license like GPL for latex.