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Re: Is a free document whose sources have been lost free?

On Sat, 26 Jan 2008, Charles Plessy wrote:
> To make the dialign-t package, I removed the documentation from the
> upstream tarball, that I use for a dialign-t-doc package, in the
> non-free section as the their LaTeX sources are not provided.
> Now, I was informed that the reason is that the sources have been lost.

Unless the pdf is exceptionally complicated, it's not all that
difficult to resurect LaTeX that does a similar job; it'd probably be
ideal to do this and distribute the pdf files built from that, unless
the underlying codebase never changes and you won't ever need to fix a
bug in the documentation.

Don Armstrong

We have to face the fact that either all of us are going to die
together or we are going to learn to live together and if we are to
live together we have to talk. 
 -- Eleanor Roosevelt

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