[texhax] Question about LPPL version 1.3
vafaklg at gmail.com
Fri Oct 21 05:32:18 CEST 2011
Thanks a lot for the explanations Karl.
On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 9:05 AM, Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org> wrote:
> Is it true that with version 1.3, if you modify a package, you no
> longer need to change its name (it is not compulsory to change the
> name of the file or package)?
> That is correct, though it is strongly recommended to do so. What you
> have to do, technically, is ensure the modified version "unambiguously
> identifies itself as a modified version" . See Section 6 of the LPPL
> As you may know, Frank M wrote an article for TUGboat on LPPL history
> and decisions. He just asked me about posting it, and I've made it
> available from the TUGboat site:
> Also by this version of the license, if you change a package, but
> you only do it for your own personal usage, will you still need to
> change the name of the file?
> 1) It is not likely that any copyright-based license can legally restrict
> what you name a file on your own computer.
> 2) In any case, since LPPL 1.3 does not require renaming files in the
> case of distribution, it certainly does not require renaming in the case
> of personal use. There is a recommendation in the LPPL that such
> renaming be done (and I agree with that recommendation), but it is not a
> legal requirement.
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