[tex-live] Beamer + Subfig Bug

Martin Schröder martin at oneiros.de
Wed Apr 21 08:31:36 CEST 2010

2010/4/21 Karl Berry <karl at freefriends.org>:
>    It hasn't been updated since 2005/07/05 (nearly five years), and it is
>    "author-maintained", so there's no way to switch the maintainer
>    without the consent of the author (please check the LPPL).
> As you know, Martin, the LPPL defines an explicit process to switch
> maintainers in the absence of an active author.  So, as Robin said, you
> are actually in touch with Cochran, so you know he's not absent?  Cool,
> if so.

Switching the maintainer doesn't work if the package is "author-maintained". :-(

> More importantly, anyone (whether the lppl maintainer or not) can
> release a modified version (otherwise the lppl would certainly not be a
> free software license).  And the filenames do not have to be changed.
> What has to be changed is that the files unambiguously identify
> themselves as modified versions, etc.  (Section 6 of the LPPL.)

Urg. I don't want to go there...


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