Re: [Pkg-octave-devel] PS documentation file, no sources, author died
I'm not a lawyer, but:
1) It is clear that the author wished his work
to be distributed as freely as circumstances allow.
2) It is clear that GPL aims to allow for freedom
in manipulation with software. I don't think it
implies that should the only source become unavailable
due to higher circumstances (authors death),
it must stop being distributed. Actually I would argue
that this would actually go against the meaning
of GNU GPL.
So I think all can be fixed by an explanatory
text in the copyright notice which makes the