[tex-live] [tex-hyphen] Removal of British hyphenation patterns from TeX Live

Steve Peter speter at mac.com
Sat Nov 3 02:21:02 CET 2018

They can still be accessed with the \brexit command...


> On Nov 2, 2018, at 21:12, Dominik Wujastyk <wujastyk at gmail.com> wrote:
> The UK hyphenations patterns must stay within TeXlive, that's a given.  So let's change the license on the pattern files.  As co-creator of the file, I hereby agree with the MIT license.  I don't know if Graham Toal, the person who worked with me on producing these patterns, can be reached.  I'll try.  I am certain it was Graham's intention, like mine, that these patterns should always be freely available to everyone.
> Since Phil Taylor is the official custodian of these patterns, perhaps he should also give his assent.
> Do you want me to edit the file appropriately?  Or will Phil, or you, Mojca?
> Thanks for bringing this to my attention!
> Best,
> Dominik
>> On Thu, 1 Nov 2018 at 06:11, Mojca Miklavec <mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear Dominik,
>> According to Debian we will probably have to delete the British
>> hyphenation patterns from TeX Live unless the licence changes. See:
>>     https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=912557
>> In general it is becoming increasingly problematic to use custom
>> (free-text) licences for each individual file. (It's problematic
>> enough to keep up distributions of millions of different files with
>> well-established licences, let alone having each individual lawyer
>> check whether the licence in file X is compatible with the licence in
>> file Y for N^2 combinations of those and ever increasing N.)
>> A while ago we started suggesting the pattern authors to agree with
>> the MIT licence, but some other licences might be acceptable as well
>> (note that LPPL in particular is not acceptable for a number of
>> projects).
>> Best regards,
>>     Mojca
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