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?
> 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.