[tex-live] license violation in tetex-texmf-3.0 fixed

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Fri May 26 13:01:45 CEST 2006

petr olsak wrote:

> > Since I am not really maintaining teTeX any more,
> > I am not going to fix your bug in teTeX.
> This is not _my bug_ in teTeX, this bug is a consequence of our bad
> communication (i.e. communnication between T.E. and P.O.). I will try to
> show here what I mean by a better communication:

i just updated the catalogue to change the licence for cstex (there
are others still to do).  i last updated the catalogue a few months
ago, and missed the significance of

   license: GPL with appendix

as applied to csplain in license.eng.

i feel that that description is deeply confusing.  the licence is
*not* gpl, it's something based on gpl -- but very seriously different
from gpl.  apparently i got it right when i catalogued csplain.

i have changed the licence entry in the catalogue to say "other"
rather than gpl.  this reflects the fact that we have no licence
categories for randomly-hacked versions of standard licences.

are there any others of your many contributions on ctan that i've
mis-catalogued -- for example, enctex?  it's obviously very important.

i've got

  +++ licences for olsak's stuff: a2ac code128 csfonts cspsfonts ean ofs
      (cstex, csplain, enctex already checked)

in my todo file just now.  have i missed something on enctex?

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