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Re: What to do when the LaTeX sources are missing, but an XML equivalent was rewritten from scratch ?

On Mo, 19 Nov 2007, Don Armstrong wrote:
> If the author uses the pdf, it's the pdf. If the author uses the tex,

Umpf, how do you proof/ensure that the source of a pdf is the pdf?
I hope you don't trust the "PDF Producer" field and similar?

So, we are settled, I could - just for the sake of discussion - say that
the sources of all our pdfs are the pdfs itself, just altered to
mentiond pdftex in ther "PDF Producers" field, but this is just a joke.

Don't get me wrong: I agree with you that the source of the pdf is the
pdf and SHOULD BE included in Debian. But I want to get more than that.
I want to get the freedom to design.

Best wishes


Dr. Norbert Preining <preining@logic.at>        Vienna University of Technology
Debian Developer <preining@debian.org>                         Debian TeX Group
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