Re: Revised LaTeX Project Public License (LPPL)
Scripsit Walter Landry <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> That's good, but only if you're able to modify the Base Format. It is
> easy to imagine scenarios where you are able to modify individual
> files, but not the validation mechanism.
Could you please imagine one? Remember to include in your imagined
scenario that the unmodified Base Format will have a documented option
to turn off validation.
> > > > b. You must change any identification string in any modified file of
> > > > the Derived Work to indicate clearly that the modified file is
> > > > not part of The Work in its original form.
> b. For any modified file of the Derived Work, you must clearly
> indicate, preferably within the file itself, that the modified file
> is not part of the The Work in its original form.
I don't think this would be acceptable to the LaTeX people, if you
mean that it must be legal to keep the identification strings that are
displayed to the user unchanged, thereby creating a derived work that
actively tries to misrepresent itself as the original work. I do not
think that the DFSG requires that such misrepresentations be legal,
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