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Bug#481491: marked as done (debian-policy: please add LPPL v1.3a to Policy)

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regarding debian-policy: please add LPPL v1.3a to Policy
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Package: debian-policy
Severity: wishlist

Hi all,

in the beginning of 2003 it was discussed if the LPPL is DFSG
compatible. IIRC the result was the LPPL v1.3a^1, which is assumed to
be compatible to the DFSG. Hence we (the TeX Live maintainers) would
like to see that license mentioned in the policy.
Actually the # of packages under this license is rather medium:

hille@kloetzer:~ $ apt-cache search --names-only texlive|wc -l

which should make > 100, as there are a lot of other packages beside
TeX Live under this license.

Please consider to put that license into the policy.


^1 http://www.latex-project.org/lppl/lppl-1-3a.txt

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set to en_GB.UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

-- no debconf information

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On 11.06.10 أحمد المحمودي (aelmahmoudy@sabily.org) wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 01:31:53PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> > Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> writes:
> > > Hilmar Preusse <hille42@web.de> writes:


> > >> In the moment we have the situation that we are requested to add the
> > >> license to all TL packages, instead of just adding it to one and put
> > >> only referers into the others (#473216). This gives us 1.8 MB of
> > >> license files, which could be saved of the LPPL would be in base-files.
> ---end quoted text---
> Couldn't it just be put shipped by tex-common ?
Not really. See Message #65 in http://bugs.debian.org/473216 . We
have to ship the license in all packages, as the policy maintainers
are not willing to ship the LPPL in /usr/share/common-licenses.

I'm closing my request to put the request to include it. Many thanks
to all contributors!

To know Edina is to reject it.
		-- Dudley Riggs, "The Year the Grinch Stole the Election"

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