[tex-live] your eqexam package

Manuel Pégourié-Gonnard mpg at elzevir.fr
Fri Jul 9 12:51:20 CEST 2010

Le 09/07/2010 12:29, Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd) a écrit :
> T T wrote:
>> Speaking for myself, but with my TL hat on, it doesn't make me happy
>> at all that we have to remove any packages.  I would much prefer that
>> some solution is found that is acceptable to both sides: the authors
>> and us, but failing that we have no choice but to follow the
>> guidelines we adopted or we are just a bunch of hypocrites.  If the
>> package author(s) decide to withdraw their work entirely because of
>> that, then we have no choice but to respect these wishes.
> With respect, there /is/ another choice : re-visit the guidelines
> that have been adopted and consider whether they are in the best
> interests of the TeX Community.  Surely this last criterion is
> the one that should govern such considerations, not (as Staszek
> has suggested) "political (american :-) ) correctness".
Surely this is another possible choice, but I see no reason to re-visit the
guidelines each time they get public exposition.

I'd like to avoid a big debate here and now about it, but here is my opinion
(and to be clear: my a opinion as *a* member of the team, not the official
position of the whole team):
- if you understand why it is important for software to be free, I guess you can
understand why it is important to us for documentation to be free, too.
- freedom of the software and its documentation is not a matter of political
correctness, it is also in the interest of the "TeX community" as you call it,
so I think we are serving it by insisting on free documentation. (Though I agree
that this position has drawbacks too, obviously.)


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