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Re: Non-DFSG TeXLive stuff [was: Re: texlive-basic_2005-1_i386.changes REJECTED]

On Die, 29 Nov 2005, Kevin B. McCarty wrote:
> Hmm... in that case, I should mention my experience with XyMTeX, an
> organic chemistry LaTeX package included in TeX Live.  Anyone else who
> wants to comment on non-DFSG-free components of TeX Live may as well
> follow up to this email.
> See Debian bug #304714 where I had originally filed an ITP, and the
> thread starting at
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2005/04/msg00408.html where I asked
> about the license.  Unfortunately, when I emailed the author for a

To my reading that thread didn't end in a conclusion that it is not

Furthermore, IMHO, if it would be *not* acceptable, then we would have
to remove all, I repeat  *ALL* LPPL licensed packages.

I guess this is something we don't want to have in Debian.

> > I regret to say that only personal redistribution (except CTAN) is permissible. 
> > Thank your for your kind attention to XyMTeX. 

This seems strange, I guess there was a misunderstanding, because the
right to distribute the file unchanged is given in the file itself. Hard
to say since we don't see the mail exchange with Shinsaku Fujita.

So I don't see a serious problem here, only if you also want to remove
most TeX package at all.

Best wishes


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