[texworks] Licensing the manual

Paul A Norman paul.a.norman at gmail.com
Wed Mar 2 11:44:49 CET 2011

Hi Stefan,

Why not approach CTAN and TUG and enlist Karl Berry's assistance to
have it licensed/hosted/listed in the very broad way that LaTeX things
are generally done?


On 2 March 2011 22:23, Stefan Löffler <st.loeffler at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> for those of you who are unaware of it: there is a manual for TeXworks,
> created by Alain Delmotte. It's shipped with the Windows builds, and is
> otherwise available online at http://www.leliseron.org/texworks/.
> This manual dates back to before the 0.2 release, however. In light of
> the upcoming release, I've started updating it, and Alain has agreed to
> publishing the sources afterwards (most likely, I'll commit them to a
> separate branch in svn).
> Now, the issue I'm facing is which license to put them under. Tw is
> licensed under GPLv2, but this doesn't strike me as a particularly good
> license for the manual. I've been thinking about a CreativeCommons
> license, but maybe there are better alternatives? Also, can we host such
> documents in the source repository of GC (which shows "Code license:
> GPLv2")? Can such manuals be safely distributed with a GPL program?
> Clearly, I am not a lawyer, but maybe someone on this list is, or has
> more experience with these issues, has some useful comments, or can
> point me to some other resources/lists where I can find some help.
> Thanks in advance,
> Stefan

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