[tex-live] EC license
cherepan at mccme.ru
Sun Aug 30 21:20:50 CEST 2009
On Fri, 28 Aug 2009 23:13:58 +0100, Robin Fairbairns <Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
>> >> OTOH rsync://rsync.tex.ac.uk/CTANcatalogue/entries/e/ec.xml contains:
>> >> <license type='lppl'/>
>> > (on the whole, it would have been better if you hadn't mentioned that
>> > rsync access to repository on an open archived list. i have suppressed
>> > it.)
>> Not sure what's the problem but sorry for that.
> the repository also contains email addresses and other personal
I suppose it contains some info that is not available from packages
doc, some privately communicated addresses etc.?
>> Where is the official home for sources of tex catalogue then? The main
>> page (e.g.,
>> http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/catalogue.html ) points
>> to http://sarovar.org/projects/texcatalogue/ but last update there
>> seems to be from 2006-09-27. Or did I miss something?
> a closed repository on dante.de
Then tex catalogue is non-free with all consequences.
> at one stage we were using a cvs repository on sarovar, but it was
> getting slower and slower, and eventually we switched to the present one
> on dante after a period of nearly a week when we couldn't update
I see, thanks for the info.
And links to sarovar should probably be updated on pages like
> the files exist on ftp.tex.ac.uk because i need them for generating the
> catalogue search and so on; i was asked to provide them to someone or
> other for a reason i've forgotten, and so i did, on the condition that
> they kept quiet about it. i've been monitoring the traffic (in a
> desultory way) but knew that the thing would get out eventually and
> would therefore have to be shut down.
IMHO it's hard to expect that a public rsync module on a popular rsync
server will go without notice for a long time. I mean I just rsynced
rsync.tex.ac.uk and spotted an interesting module in the shown list.
It worked and didn't have any indications of a private status, so I
assumed that it's ok to use it. OTOH when module is called "CTAN:
Internal mirroring only" and says "access denied" on connection
attempts it's quite clear it's private:-)
Hm, maybe it's not evident to admins that rsync shows full list of
modules to anyone. I've seen some private rsync servers with
> i'm now told it was used for valuable work. very tiresome.
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