Re: TeX Licenses & teTeX (Was: Re: forwarded message from Jeff Licquia)
On Tue, Aug 06, 2002 at 12:15:32AM +0300, Richard Braakman wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 05, 2002 at 05:03:02PM -0400, Boris Veytsman wrote:
> > I think you mix things here a lot.
> > 1. We already discussed the fact that LaTeX does have a patch
> > mechanism. We demonstrated it here.
> The crucial difference is that the TeX patching happens at build time,
> and the restriction does not affect what can be installed on a user's
It is also clear that the TeX license only applies to TeX which
relies on WEB. The _draft_ LPPL is intended to apply to all manner of
works, which may or may not have any patching mechanism. For example,
even if LaTeX were compilable to bytecode at build-time, and provided a
patching system; it is still conceivable that another work would
infringe on the _draft_ LPPL's filenaming restriction.