Re: Is a free document whose sources have been lost free?
"Charles Plessy" <email@example.com> wrote in message
Le Fri, Jan 25, 2008 at 10:35:16PM -0800, Don Armstrong a écrit :
Unless the pdf is exceptionally complicated, it's not all that
difficult to resurect LaTeX that does a similar job; it'd probably be
ideal to do this and distribute the pdf files built from that, unless
the underlying codebase never changes and you won't ever need to fix a
bug in the documentation.
Thanks for your answers (and thank for the private answer I got as
well). I will prepare an update of dialign-t using unmodified sources
and ask for the removal of dialign-t-doc from non-free.
Actually, the documentation has been almost completely rewritten in
DocBook format for making the manpage of dialign-t for Debian, but I am
reluctant to replace the original html and pdf files: it is just like
adding my name into a work I have not done.
Umm.. If that dockbook file is cabable of generating basically the same
as the current HTML and PDF files, then it seems to me that a line that says
"Converted to docbook format by Charles Plessy" would be fine, and
not like adding your name to a work that is not your own.
Further, I would tend to guess that if the original source for those files
upstream would be interested in any replacments so that they could update
files in the future.
Have a nice day,