[tex-live] texlive license

Frank Küster frank at kuesterei.ch
Wed Aug 22 19:46:18 CEST 2007

Barbara Beeton <bnb at ams.org> wrote:

> On Sat, 18 Aug 2007, Karl Berry wrote:
>     [...]
>     I asked Barbara Beeton at the AMS about taking care of the pcatcode
>     madness, in hopes we can get a free version shortly.  I'm sure they did
>     not intend the current situation.
> the current situation was absolutely not
> intended.  the person who now maintains
> amsrefs will change the license information
> for pcatcode to lppl, and the new version
> will be posted as soon as i've been told
> that the change has been made.
> the rest of amsrefs will be modified similarly,
> as will all ams-latex files, effective with
> the next regular update, expected (probably)
> sometime in 2008.

Thanks for the news.  Will the 2008 update also contain clarifications
of the amslatex license itself[1], or will that not be sorted out in

Thanks for your work, 

[1] as we discussed earlier, the main license text has ambiguous wording
regarding modifications, and there are a couple of files under unclear

Frank Küster
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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