Request for Legacy Approval for the LaTeX Project Public Licence
chuck at codefab.com
Wed Sep 9 16:44:30 UTC 2009
On Sep 8, 2009, at 5:41 PM, Bruce Perens wrote:
> Who else has comments?
I think this license is trying to create or enforce a policy for
maintainership more than it concerns itself with copying & use/patent
issues. I'm not convinced that this is a good idea, but TeX has an
active community and if this license seems to work out for them, my
level of concern isn't so great that I would second-guess that aspect.
I also have some concerns on the grounds of OSD #6 and #8, but the
section on "Derived Works That Are Not Replacements" seems to address
them to an extent. I'd like the phrase "if a few lines of code are
reused for a completely different task" to be generalized so that if
you want to use a bigger piece of the code for some completely
different task, that would still be clearly OK per the LaTeX license.
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