LPPL, take 2
Things appear to have been quiet, which I'm taking as a good sign. So,
I've read over the thread, gathered the areas of apparent consensus, and
changed the license.
At some point, we have to be happy with what we have or declare defeat.
It's my understanding that the changes in this draft will allow us all
to be happy, or at least not terribly upset.
Or, I could completely screw up, in which case you're all justified in
whacking me with a wet noodle. (Except for Branden, since he's the most
likely to actually be in a position to do it. :-)
I don't mean to be pushy, but I'd appreciate it if all the interested
parties would indicate their assent on the list if they could (unless,
of course, you're indicating your dissent). That would help ensure that
we actually had consensus instead of just apathy.
- 5.a.2. That's the Clause of Contention, so read it carefully. I
seem to have at least some consensus on it, judging from the feedback so
far; its provenance can be seen in this message and the follow-ups:
- 10. The recommended change by Joe Moore, as approved by Frank
Mittelbach. Relicensing is limited to Derived Works.
Possible issues to think about:
- 5b. Mark, you were nervous about this, but I don't see an
alternative or clarification in the discussion. Are you satisfied, or
is there still some work to do?
- Does LaTeX need a clarification statement to 5.a.2 in the commentary
at the end of the license? I tried to write something, and got stuck in
the details; I'm afraid I might not be the best person to write it.
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