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RE: ChkTeX license

On 08-May-2000 Mark Brown wrote:
> ChkTeX is in non-free, but AFAICT from the license it's just GPL
> together with a non-binding request for dontations to the author.
> If the request were binding it would be a different matter, but as
> it stands it seems that the license is OK for main.
> Am I missing something?
> Registration
>    It may seem as if `ChkTeX' was free, but this is not the case.

I think this is a case of bad english.  He consistently states you do NOT have
to give him anything.

>    Although there is no need to pay the author in order to get a fully
>    functional version of the program you should consider making a
>    contribution. You don't need to feel guilty if you cannot or do not
>    want to give me something in return for the work I have put into
>    `ChkTeX'. Show me that it was worth spending so much time listening to
>    users, updating, rewriting and enhancing this program. Your
>    contributions will provide the motivation for me to keep developing
>    the program.

This seems to be fully GPL compliant and free.

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