Request for Legacy Approval for the LaTeX Project Public Licence

Will Robertson wspr81 at
Tue Sep 8 23:02:33 UTC 2009

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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