[tex-live] your eqexam package

Staszek Wawrykiewicz staw at gust.org.pl
Fri Jul 9 01:49:34 CEST 2010

On Thu, 8 Jul 2010, Don Story wrote:

> Dear tex-live team, please remove all my packages (acrotex,eqexam,etc) from
> the tex-live distribution. For various reasons, I never distribute source
> files of the documentation.  The packages can be downloaded from CTAN or
> from the home pages of the packages. Should your require further
> particulars, please contact me at dpstory at uakron.edu, or any of my other
> email addresses.

Ahhh... really pity. For me those packages are the pearls! And all macros
are signed LPPL anyway. We have so many packages without doc sources (like 
fonts or context), so I still cannot understand why we have such 
restrictions. I dare swear that for open source packages
we use too much restrictions, or, hmmm... how to say, political
(american :) correctness. All in all:
- the program, macro, font IS open source;
- why we cannot give freedom to the developers to add (also freely
   distributable and readable) the documentation, which is not real,
   workable part of the package itself?

>>> I believe we went over this before, all my manuals are written with
> YandY
>>> TeX, with my own special macros and fonts. A person would not be able to
>>> compile the document from its source, so what's the point.

Just the case, as Don Story kindly explained.

All the best,

Staszek Wawrykiewicz
staw at gust.org.pl

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