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Re: Knuth statement on renaming cm files and Licence violation.



bts@alum.mit.edu (Brian Sniffen)  wrote on 04.09.02 in <jvpu1l515r1.fsf@woodcarver.kendall.akamai.com>:

> Bear in mind, Russ, nobody is questioning whether TeX (or LaTeX) are
> *good* software, or *useful* software, or even *open source* software.
> The question is whether they are free software.

Statements like this really piss me off.

Open source software *is* free software, by definition, without exception.

In fact, given that "open source" is the same as "DFSG free",

                     *by definition*,

then if anything is not DFSG free then it's not open source, either.

MfG Kai



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