[tex-live] Packages with non-free catalogue-license
karl at freefriends.org
Thu Oct 4 21:54:23 CEST 2012
Looking at the corresponding CTAN pages of these packages, I see that
all of them are marked as having a different (free) license;
How non-coincidental :). As Robin wrote, we spend lots of time on
licensing stuff, contacting authors, etc. All of those packages were
previously noted and fixed, one way or another.
So I wonder, does TeX Live really include non-free packages,
No (http://tug.org/texlive/copying.html). Nonfree material is regarded
as a bug and removed when found. I have a cron job that checks the
licenses stated in the Catalogue for all packages in TL, and when one is
found to be nonfree, it is fixed or removed. Robin and I communicate
(more than) regularly about all this stuff.
or is texlive.tlpdb just outdated?
Well, the one in TL's development svn is not outdated :). I can't do
anything about the past, obviously -- the Catalogue and TL are updated
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