[texworks] on license issue

Jonathan Kew jfkthame at googlemail.com
Fri Oct 2 14:16:33 CEST 2009


OK, I have uploaded a new source tarball with an updated README file.
(There are no other changes.)

1. It now states that texworks is distributed under GPL v2 or later.

2. Added a note about the copyright and license of the synctex code.

3. The beamer templates are still under Till Tantau's original copyright.

On Fri, Oct 2, 2009 at 3:38 AM, Atsuhito Kohda
<kohda at pm.tokushima-u.ac.jp> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I tried to upload texworks package in Debian but rejected
> mainly due to the following license issues.
> 1. In README, there is a statement that texworks is
> "Distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2.0."
> but in many (almost all?) files we can see
> "the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
>        (at your option) any later version."
> and it is apparent that they are inconsistent.
> If possible, please make them consistent, or at least adding
> some short note in README or somewhere to clarify the license
> will help us.
> 2. There are files from synctex and the license of them seems
> different from main texworks.  It permits to sublicense them
> (if I understand it correctly) so I'd like to know what is
> the license of them in texworks.  The original license itself
> seems DFSG-compliant.
> 3. Might be very subtle but there is
> res/resfiles/templates/Beamer presentations/generic-ornate-15min-45min.en.tex
> It seems this is written by Till Tantau and modified by Jonathan Kew
> (which is absolutely permitted with its license).
> I should clarify who is the copyright holder of this file
> in a package.  How should I do?
> I should, at least, clarify the above issues to upload texworks
> in Debian.  Thanks in advance.
> Regards,                        2009-10-2(Fri)
> --
>  Debian Developer - much more I18N of Debian
>  Atsuhito Kohda <kohda AT debian.org>
>  Department of Math., Univ. of Tokushima

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