[tex-live] your eqexam package

Don Story dpstory at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 9 02:56:53 CEST 2010

I would happily distribute acrotex with tex-live, but for the restrictions
on the documentation; of course, I could simply pdflatex the dtx file, but I
usually only include minimal descriptions for my own purposes, and to remind
myself of any reasoning that I was using at the time. Typically, I have a
separate manual that is more reader friendly.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: staw at staw.homedns.org [mailto:staw at staw.homedns.org] On Behalf Of
> Staszek Wawrykiewicz
> Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2010 6:50 PM
> To: Don Story
> Cc: tex-live at tug.org; 'Robin Fairbairns'; Jim Hefferon; ctan at dante.de
> Subject: Re: [tex-live] your eqexam package
> On Thu, 8 Jul 2010, Don Story wrote:
> > Dear tex-live team, please remove all my packages (acrotex,eqexam,etc)
> > the tex-live distribution. For various reasons, I never distribute
> > 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
> >>> 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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