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Re: [gNewSense-users] unclear licence of AMSLatex (fwd)

From: Sam Geeraerts
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] unclear licence of AMSLatex (fwd)
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2009 23:34:30 +0200
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ben schreef:
Yes, since LaTeX packages are referred to by the file name (package xy
is a file "xy.sty", in general), the package name changes with the file
The renaming condition seems hence to be for trademark reasons.


Sam Geeraerts wrote:
 > Would this renaming affect normal use of AMS-LaTeX? (I'm not sure if
using a LaTeX package means directly referring to a file or directory

This seems like a pretty big deal. Renaming an application (like Firefox) does not have much impact, but renaming a TeX package which seems to be pretty standard would require users to modify their TeX sources, wouldn't it? I suppose soft links with the original names aren't allowed either?

(btw, sorry for the delay: mail problems)

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