Request for Legacy Approval for the LaTeX Project Public Licence

Ernest Prabhakar ernest.prabhakar at
Wed Sep 9 16:12:51 UTC 2009

FWIW, as a LaTeX fan I recommend Legacy Approval. It may not be the  
cleanest license, but it exists for historical reasons and if it  
conforms to the OSD we may as well allow it.

On Sep 8, 2009, at 4:02 PM, Will Robertson wrote:

> Dear all,
> This is a formal request to consider for review the LaTeX Project  
> Public License (LPPL) as an OSI-approved open source license. The  
> LPPL has been used for over ten years as the license for LaTeX  
> itself and the de facto license for most contributed LaTeX software.
> The current version of the license is v1.3c, located with historical  
> versions at the LaTeX Project website: < 
> >
> It has been recognised by debian-legal as following the Debian Free  
> Software Guidelines, following an extensive discussion circa 2002  
> and a revision then of the license text: < 
> >
> It falls under the category "Licenses that are popular and widely  
> used or with strong communities". The majority of the code on  
> Comprehensive TeX Archive Network (CTAN, is  
> licensed under the LPPL.
> Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require further  
> information.
> Will Robertson
> On behalf of the LaTeX3 Project Team

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