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Re: User's thoughts about LPPL

Frank Mittelbach <frank.mittelbach@latex-project.org> writes:

> The point is not the fork on that level it is the fork on the package
> level. LaTeX users, just as pdflatex users, etc. expect their documents if
> processed at one site with LaTeX (or with pdflatex, etc) to come out the same
> if processed with LaTeX (or with pdflatex, etc) at another. That is true as
> long as the fork of any latex packages is using a new name.

If this were true of all LaTeX users, then nobody would ever have a
need to create a variant of latex under that name, and there would be
no reason to have this clause in the license.

So how about this: I'll stipulate that you actually know what all
LaTeX users want in this regard, and you don't need the license

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