Request for Legacy Approval for the LaTeX Project Public Licence

Will Robertson wspr81 at
Wed Sep 9 00:25:17 UTC 2009

On 09/09/2009, at 9:48 AM, Bruce Perens wrote:

> Will Robertson wrote:
>> freely use and redistribute, and the only restriction on  
>> modification+redistribution is that the name of the code needs to  
>> be changed (or some other suitable manner of alerting the user that  
>> this is not the original software)
> And, if I didn't miss something in my brief scan of the text, you  
> must in this case always distribute the source along with the  
> binary. Right?

Yes, that's correct; from clause 6d in "Conditions on distribution and  

> You distribute at least one of the following with the Derived Work:
> 	• A complete, unmodified copy of the Work; if your distribution of  
> a modified component is made by offering access to copy the modified  
> component from a designated place, then offering equivalent access  
> to copy the Work from the same or some similar place meets this  
> condition, even though third parties are not compelled to copy the  
> Work along with the modified component;
> 	• Information that is sufficient to obtain a complete, unmodified  
> copy of the Work.


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