Re: TeX Licenses & teTeX (Was: Re: forwarded message from Jeff Licquia)
Richard Braakman <email@example.com> writes:
> On Fri, Aug 09, 2002 at 09:57:18PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> > > % THIS IS THE OFFICIAL COMPUTER MODERN SOURCE FILE cmr10.mf BY D E KNUTH.
> > > % IT MUST NOT BE MODIFIED IN ANY WAY UNLESS THE FILE NAME IS CHANGED!
> > It contains the clear intent that you *can* modify the file, provided
> > you change the filename. It does not say *anything* about the very
> > different filename "cmr10.tfm".
> On the other hand, this is usually not enough for us. We need explicit
> permission to modify, and to distribute modified versions. This "license"
> (which only contains a restriction) is not enough for it to be part of
> Debian. The discussion in bug#153257 might be relevant here.
We can distribute patches, and patch them on the way into METAFONT, if
we want to, and we can name the output anything we like, so it seems
to me that it's DFSG-free.