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Bug#327741: (fwd) tetex-extra: undistributable files included in package

Dear Timothy, Sebastian and Denis,

The following bug report we got here down in the Debian Bug Tracking
system. I've pointed the submitter to sem-read.me, which clearly
says, that seminar can be distributed under LPPL.
He agreed that we should remove the confusing statement and replace
it by something senseful. Is there another seminar release planned in
the near future, should we patch our files or send the request to
do to Thomas Esser/TeX-Live team?

Kind Regards,

----- Forwarded message from Sean Finney <seanius@debian.org> -----

From: Sean Finney <seanius@debian.org>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: tetex-optional: undistributable files included in package
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2005 16:01:53 -0400
Message-Id: <20050911200154.530A515834@sativa.seanius.net>
X-Mailer: reportbug 3.8
X-Mailing-List: <debian-tetex-maint@lists.debian.org> archive/latest/13170

Package: tetex-extra
Version: 2.0.2c-8
Severity: serious
Justification: Policy 2.1

i just happened to be browsing around in /usr/share and found the
following in /usr/share/texmf/tex/latex/seminar/xcomment.sty:

%% Copying of part or all of any file in the xcomment.sty package
%% is allowed under the following conditions only:
%% (1) You may freely distribute unchanged copies of the files. Please
%%     include the documentation when you do so.
%% (2) You may modify a renamed copy of any file, but only for personal
%%     use or use within an organization.
%% (3) You may copy fragments from the files, for personal use or for use
%%     in a macro package for distribution, as long as credit is given
%%     where credit is due.
%% You are NOT ALLOWED to take money for the distribution or use of
%% these files or modified versions or fragments thereof, except for
%% a nominal charge for copying etc.

i don't know how many other latex-included files have copyrights
like this, but it is definitely not okay...

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