Re: tex4ht - Debian package (fwd)
Here's an email from the author of a package that I'm currently
working on for Debian. The package is tex4ht (for authoring HTML
using tex and/or converting tex to html). The original copyright
notices on the files did not allow modification nor commercial
use, but the author's concern is with the integrity of the files,
not with the commercial side. Basically, he would like a licence
like that for the Knuth TeX programs themselves.
It looks fine to me, but could someone check who is more familiar
with the proposals for possible revisions to the DFSG etc.
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Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 21:36:56 -0500 (EST)
From: Eitan Gurari <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: tex4ht - Debian package
Following a discussion in the comp.text.tex about gnutex, and more
browsing in the Debian www pages, I wonder whether a revised version
like the following one will be acceptable.
Copyright (C) 1996--99 Eitan M. Gurari
This program is free software; you can redistribute
it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU
General Public License as published by the Free
Software Foundation; either version 2 of the
License, or (at your option) any later version.
However, if you modify this program, you must also
modify its signature or its name. Changes to the
signature can be introduced with a directive of the
#define PLATFORM "signature"
This program is distributed in the hope that it
will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without
even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU
General Public License for more details.