Re: Is a free document whose sources have been lost free?
Charles Plessy <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> To make the dialign-t package, I removed the documentation from the
> upstream tarball, that I use for a dialign-t-doc package, in the
> non-free section as the their LaTeX sources are not provided.
> Now, I was informed that the reason is that the sources have been lost.
> In that case, don't the .html, .pdf and .ps files become the "preferred
> form for modification"?
My opinion is yes, as explained in the copyright file for openafs-doc, and
ftp-master apparently agreed sufficiently to let the package into the
archive. (Although they weren't released under the GPL -- the specific
license may make a difference, and I haven't checked what license
dialign-t is under.)
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>