[texworks] on license issue

Atsuhito Kohda kohda at pm.tokushima-u.ac.jp
Fri Oct 2 04:38:39 CEST 2009

Hi all,

I tried to upload texworks package in Debian but rejected
mainly due to the following license issues.

1. In README, there is a statement that texworks is
"Distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2.0."

but in many (almost all?) files we can see 
"the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
        (at your option) any later version."

and it is apparent that they are inconsistent.
If possible, please make them consistent, or at least adding
some short note in README or somewhere to clarify the license 
will help us.

2. There are files from synctex and the license of them seems
different from main texworks.  It permits to sublicense them
(if I understand it correctly) so I'd like to know what is 
the license of them in texworks.  The original license itself 
seems DFSG-compliant.

3. Might be very subtle but there is 
res/resfiles/templates/Beamer presentations/generic-ornate-15min-45min.en.tex
It seems this is written by Till Tantau and modified by Jonathan Kew
(which is absolutely permitted with its license).
I should clarify who is the copyright holder of this file
in a package.  How should I do?

I should, at least, clarify the above issues to upload texworks 
in Debian.  Thanks in advance.

Regards,			2009-10-2(Fri)

 Debian Developer - much more I18N of Debian
 Atsuhito Kohda <kohda AT debian.org>
 Department of Math., Univ. of Tokushima

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