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Re: Motivations; proposed alternative license (was Re: LaTeX Public Project License, Version 1.3 (DRAFT))

On 13-Jul-02, 23:54 (CDT), Jeff Licquia <licquia@debian.org> wrote: 
> The first thing that becomes clear is their desire that LaTeX be as
> static and predictable as Microsoft Word over layout issues.

Uhh, that's a joke, right? Or have you really never used MS Word? As
someone who has had the misfortune[1] of using Word seriously for some
fairly large documents, I can assure that "static and predictable" is
not the phrase that comes to mind.


[1] Sadly, the misfortune was to some extent self-induced, as I
was one of the people at the company that led the conversion from
DOS/WordPerfect to Windows and Word. All I can offer is that I was both
young and misguided at the time. I'm no longer young...

Steve Greenland

    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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