Fwd: License to distribute your arabtex package sought
Sat, 03 Jul 1999 11:19:03 -0400 (EDT)
re packages distributed on tex-live and via ctan under lppl,
.... what the lppl doesn't do is provide a way to
keep informed automatically -- actually, i'd like to see that become
a "requested option", but i guess that's a vain hope.
and sebastian responded
keep informed of what? every time a packaging is made of a something?
when a change is made? even unto the nth generation? sorry, i think
this is unbelievably unworkable and unrealistic...
i said it was probably a vain hope ...
I think the most you can hope for is a) keeping your copyright notices
intact, b) insisting on a different name for any variants
true. however, during the past week, ams tech-support received
a message asking if ams has any objection to them (who are not
in any way known to me) including ams-tex on a cd of free tex
material that they intended to sell (to make money) and support.
*i* have a few concerns, though i have yet to be told the official
policy and some other folks here say we shouldn't care.
(my concerns are these:
- ams-tex may not be standalone, depending on what users need, and
this source didn't mention anything about amsfonts, which is the
- if they are offering support -- and they were quite explicit
about that -- i hope they don't imply to their purchasers that
ams endorses it; i *know* that won't be in any official policy.
this outfit was polite enough to ask, but i don't expect that to
be the norm.)
it's situations like this that i'd like to be aware of, although
i wouldn't expect to do anything in any case i can think of.