Is this license DFSG compliant?
I can not determine whether this license is DFSG compliant or not,
and i do not agree with opinions expressed on comp.text.tex about my
So could someone confirm this is DFSG compliant, as claimed by the LaTeX
I put `->' marks in front of the 3 lines causing trouble.
Thanks for your light.
%% Package `multicol' to use with LaTeX2e
%% Copyright 1989-1999 Frank Mittelbach
%% This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
%% modify it under the terms of the LaTeX Project Public License
%% Distributed from CTAN archives in directory latex/base/lppl.txt
%% either version 1.00 of the License,
%% or (at your option) any later version.
%% In addition to the terms of LPPL any distributed version
%% (unchanged or modified) of multicol has to keep the statement
->%% about the moral obligation for using multicol. In case of major
->%% changes where this would not be appropriate the author of the
->%% changed version should contact the copyright holder.
%% Moral obligation for using multicol:
%% Users of multicol who wish to include multicol or a modified
%% version in a proprietary and commercially market product are asked
%% under certain conditions (see below) for the payment of a license
%% fee. The size of this fee is to be determined, in each instance,
%% by the commercial user, depending on his/her judgment of the value of
%% multicol for his/her product.
%% The conditions for this are as follows:
%% The producer of a proprietary and commercially market product that
%% involves typesetting using multicol is asked to determine the
%% value of a license fee if
%% - the producer has developed the document and decided to include
%% - the producer has not developed the document (ie has received it
%% from somebody else) but has directed the author to include multicol
%% (for example, by providing a class file to be used by the author)
%% There is no moral obligation in case
%% - the producer has not developed the document and not has directed
%% the author to include multicol (in that case the moral obligation
%% lies with the author of the document)
%% - the commercial product does not involve typesetting, e.g.,
%% consists, for example, of distributing multicol and its
%% - multicol is used for non-commercial purposes
%% - the developed document is not proprietary, i.e., is made
%% available as free software itself (which doesn't prohibit its
%% commercial marketing)
%% Determinating a license fee might result in a license fee of zero
%% (i.e., no payment) in case a producer has determined that the use
%% of multicol has no enhancing effect on the product. This is a
%% plausible scenario, i.e., in the above two cases the producer is
%% only asked to evaluate the value of multicol for the product
%% not for the payment of a license fee per se (which might or might
%% not follow from this evaluation).
%% The license fee, if any, can be payed either to the LaTeX3 fund
%% (see ltx3info.txt in the base LaTeX distribution) or to the author of
%% the program who can be contacted at