Bug#183860: RMS's comment on this bug is mostly irrelevant. :-/
On Jan 1, 2004, at 17:05, Branden Robinson wrote:
% As a special exception, when this file is read by TeX when
% a Texinfo source document, you may use the result without
% restriction. (This has been our intent since Texinfo was
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?
"(This has been our intent since Texinfo was invented.)" seems like a
pretty clear answer to that question.