Re: Blast from the Past: the LaTeX Project Public License, version 1.3
thank you Branden for your comparison and all the work you folks put
into this issue!
Branden Robinson <email@example.com> wrote:
> Oddly, the version of the LPPL shipped in tetex-base is still version
> 1.2, and a review of the tetex package changelog shows no new upstream
> release since 2.0.2.. I am therefore not sure Debian is shipping
> anything under the new license yet.
Not in the teTeX packages, perhaps in some other TeX-related package. A
new teTeX release is under way, but I doubt that it will make it into
sarge. On the other hand, I think many LPPL-licensed files contain a
"version 1.2 or later" clause.
I did not follow the discussion regarding the old LPPL on -legal. I know
that it was regarded to be problematic, but not whether it is in fact
non-free. Is there any problem with us shipping LPPL-1.2-licensed
works? Do we have to sort out whether the files do have a "or later"
I hope not - I have other things to do this summer, Debian related and
Frank Küster, Biozentrum der Univ. Basel
Abt. Biophysikalische Chemie