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Bug#183860: RMS's comment on this bug is mostly irrelevant. :-/

On Wed, Dec 31, 2003 at 01:40:50PM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org> writes:
> > Why do those who claim there is a copyright problem have to prove a
> > negative?  Shouldn't it be the responsibility of those who claim their
> > is no problem to show examples that undermine the claim that DVI output
> > is a derivative work of texinfo.tex?
> It looks like the issue may now become irrelevant.  Upstream texinfo just
> added the following:
>   % As a special exception, when this file is read by TeX when processing
>   % a Texinfo source document, you may use the result without
>   % restriction.  (This has been our intent since Texinfo was invented.)

Can we ask for upstream's permission to apply this exception to our
current version of texinfo, in the event a new upstream release is not
made before sarge releases?

Or is this necessary?  Can we just pull the new license file from CVS
and be done with it?

G. Branden Robinson                |     Q: How does a Unix guru have sex?
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