Bug#183860: RMS's comment on this bug is mostly irrelevant. :-/
Scripsit Branden Robinson <email@example.com>
> On Thu, Dec 25, 2003 at 08:14:23PM +0000, Henning Makholm wrote:
> > Scripsit Nathanael Nerode <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > > Not quite. The TeX macros are combined with the texinfo document, and
> > > TeX uses the result to produce a DVI or PostScript doument.
> > Yes. But the output of TeX contains no creative elements from
> > texinfo.tex and therefore is not a derivate of texinfo.tex.
> What's a "creative element"?
It's what makes copyright law apply to the relation between the two
works at all.
Henning Makholm "It was intended to compile from some approximation to
the M-notation, but the M-notation was never fully defined,
because representing LISP functions by LISP lists became the
dominant programming language when the interpreter later became available."