[tex-live] license info in tpm file
frank at kuesterei.ch
Mon Sep 26 13:27:39 CEST 2005
Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at> wrote:
> Hi Karl, hi Sebastian!
> On Son, 25 Sep 2005, Karl Berry wrote:
>> This should be done in the Catalogue, not in the TL-specific capital
>> letters. It already is, thanks to RobinF and others, for many packages.
> Wow, didn't know this.
To be honest, I wouldn't put too much trust in the information in the
Catalogue. Just having come back from vacation I don't recall which
package it was about, but we had the case this summer or spring that a
Debian user found a non-free license statement in a file, although the
Catalogue said it was free. I asked the Catalogue admins whether they
had an explanation for the discrepancy - perhaps a mail stating the new
license - but was told that the information was from before the
Catalogue was moved to Sarovar, and they had no information *why* the
Catalogue had this license information.
We have started compiling a list at
but it is far from complete. My hope was that whenever we touch a
particular file, we look up its and its package's license and copyright
information and put it there, but we didn't get very far...
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