[NTG-context] Re: ConTeXt-Wiki

Tobias Burnus ntg-context@ntg.nl
Mon Jun 28 18:08:54 CEST 2004


Hello,

Nagy Bence wrote:

>>>- how about ConTeXt future (why it is not open source?)
>>>      
>>>
>>It is open source, even free software. You can go ahead and change
>>everything yourself. Pragma ADE has licenced this impressive and
>>valuable macro package under the terms of the GNU Public License
>>(GPL)! This is really great! (See mreadme.pdf for details.)
>>    
>>
>The document mreadme.pdf contains just the text "in the spirit of the
>GNU general public licence". Do you think the "spirit of GPL" is the GPL
>itself?
>  
>
Well, it shouldn't matter that much. It is free software by definition 
of the Free Software Foundation. And "if ConTeXt is not free software by 
the license in mreadme.pdf, the following terms replace the licence for 
ConTeXt given in mreadme.pdf:" "This program is free software; you can 
redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General 
Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either 
version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.".
This is the content of Thomas Esser's docs/context/base/LICENSE.teTeX - 
and ,readme.pdf allows TeX distributions to do such a change.

Regards,

Tobias



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