[tex-live] Re: ConTeXt documentation in "commercial" products

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Thu Jan 19 23:25:25 CET 2006

    since there is never the guarantee 

Guarantees aren't necessary, in my mind.  With context, there is
probably no way to guarantee that anyone can ever get exactly the same
result as you unless they come over to your office and duplicate your
disks :).  (Probably not even that would be enough.)

The main point of free documentation is to allow, in principle, someone
who makes changes to the free software it describes to also update the
documentation.  Distributing pdf's doesn't allow that.  Making a
good-faith effort to distribute sources (even if not necessarily
complete / guaranteed to run) does.

Any interest in reconsidering?

    if i generate an html page from an xml file, it has no source either). 

If you generate an html page from an xml file, the xml file is the

    understand those tens of pages of legal stuff -)

Well, the GPL is five pages typeset, but your point remains the same :).


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