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Re: forwarded message from Jeff Licquia

> On Thu, Jul 18, 2002 at 11:59:37AM +0200, Martin Schröder wrote:
>> This is absolutely relevant. LaTeX is just a set of macros run
>> through an interpreter. The interpreter happens to be some
>> implementation of TeX. The security problems will be in the
>> interpreter, not in the macros. And the parts of the
>> implementation concerning these possible problems are under GPL.
> Under the LPPL we are not allowed to fix the engine either; we have to wait
> for D. E. Knuth to do it.

1. TeX is not distributed under lppl.

2. An implementation of TeX is TeX plus a few things added, like
   the access to the filesystem.

3. The tetex specific code (including reading/writing files) is
   under GPL.

These points have been repeated over and over again.


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