[tex-live] teTeX: no next release
frank at kuesterei.ch
Tue May 30 10:42:54 CEST 2006
Peter Flynn <peter at silmaril.ie> wrote:
>> I don't understand which "political arguments in the Debian field" you
>> are talking about, can you elaborate?
> Apparently there is some dispute among Debianites as to whether TeX is
> truly free or not, and therefore whether it should even be included in
> their core distro.
I should be aware of that, being one of the maintainers of teTeX in
Debian... No, the question is *what*exactly* the license conditions of
TeX, the program, are (and of MetaFont, the CM fonts etc.). In fact
this seems to be all but clear, it also has been disputed, without a
result, on this list recently.
I'm going to dig through the archives to find statements by DEK one of
these days; but it's not going to result in TeX being declared as
non-free by Debian. At least I would be *very* surprised.
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX)
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