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Re: User's thoughts about LPPL

David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk> writes:

> LaTeX is a document markup language the primary aim is to have
> portable documents. Thus anything that claims to be latex (or tex, or
> the computer modern fonts) should produce the same output.

But you have *no* way to assure this, short of trademarking the name

I can write something which is radically (or minorly) deviant from
latex, but not a derivative work, and I can totally fudge up your

Indeed, I can do two things:

Make a derivate work of latex, which is variant, and called

Make a package with no derivatives of latex at all, which contains a
single symlink: 'latex -> special-non-latex'.

Happy with that?

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