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Re: PS documentation file, no sources, author died



On Sat, 30 May 2009 14:34:26 +0200 Rafael Laboissiere wrote:

> * Matthew Johnson <mjj29@debian.org> [2009-05-30 08:17]:
> 
> > The problem here is that either there is no copyright licence (in which
> > case we can't distribute it, even in non-free), or the blanket GPLv3
> > applies (which is, I think, reasonable to assume) in which case either
> > we have a source form, in which case it can go in main, or we don't, in
> > which case we can't distribute it, even in non-free as this violates the
> > licence agreement.
> > 
> > The post script definitely looks like it was generated from TeX (from
> > reading the PS source) so we really should try and find said source.
> > Alternatively, I think the reading of the GPL would suggest that if you
> > created a derivative work (eg, by machine translating it back to some
> > sort off TeX, or extracting the text and reformatting) then it would be
> > reasonable to distribute _with the preferred form of modification of
> > that derivative work_, which is your new, translated, TeX file.
> 
> What you wrote above is fully reasonable.  Thanks for the suggestion.

I agree with Matthew's suggestion, with the usual disclaimers (IANAL,
TINLA, IANADD, TINASOTODP).

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