I do have a question about the new teTeX packages:
I don't the the copyright information include is correct (the
tetex-base I just downloaded from 'bo' had the GPL in there). While
this is true for most of the stuff, I am certain it is not the case
for the entire package (although if this is not the case it is the
fault of the upstream maintainer, Thomas Esser)
Example: The 'tools' package from the LaTeX 2e team contains style
files with the the line
%% You are allowed to distribute this file if and only if
%% it is distributed with the corresponding source files in
%% the `tools' bundle.
Which are not included. And almost all of the .sty files in teTeX
just say "Copyright 19xx John Doe", with no mention of GPL (which GPL
software should contain the 'standard' GPL boilerplate, and indeed
must if inherited from other GPL code).
In other words, I heavily doubt the copyright information with teTeX
is correct, and it's contents almost certainly (for example, the
'tools' package) are in violation of the author's distribution requirements.
Richard W Kaszeta Graduate Student/Sysadmin
firstname.lastname@example.org University of MN, ME Dept
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