[tex-live] bugzilla at redhat.com: [Bug 229180] Review Request: texlive-texmf - Architecture independent parts of the TeX formatting system

Patrice Dumas pertusus at free.fr
Sat Sep 15 11:40:59 CEST 2007

On Sat, Sep 15, 2007 at 10:30:31AM +0200, Maarten Sneep wrote:
> On Sep 15, 2007, at 09:51, Robin Fairbairns wrote:
>> i attach message from the fedora bugzilla, reviewing the texmf of their
>> proposed tex-live rpms for fc8.  (i'm actually running it on one of our
>> fc7 machines, and it's needed some work before i could make it usable.)
>> i propose a simple response saying the team has been very careful about
>> licensing, and would welcome any contrary views about licences.

Given that some issues were already found, I guess that we cannot 
do anything else that check everything -- be it more or less
automatically for the texmf part.

> It may be worth pointing out that Debian has packages for TeXLive, and has 
> conducted an audit of the licenses:
> http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/t/texlive-base/texlive-base_2005.dfsg.3-1/texlive-base.copyright
> This may form a basis to start from. I didn't post this reply to the fc 
> bugzilla, I think a single coordinated response is best, probably Karl, as 
> his name is on the file I linked to above.

I reported all the issues I found in the binary/script part of texlive 
to Karl. They are listed in, 
  Projects from texlive/CTAN, but with license problem

The bibtex8 and makeindexk issues turned out to be moot. Others
should have been solved by now (mostly by removing the problematic
files). For missing license I contacted the authors.


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