[NTG-context] Re: ConTeXt-Wiki
Wed Jun 23 09:51:48 CEST 2004
Maurice Diamantin wrote:
> - how about ConTeXt future (why it is not open source?)
Well, ConTeXt is regarded as opensource. The last time I read the
licence it looked pretty free. In how far do you think should ConTeXt
become more "open source"? BSD licence without advertising clause? LGPL?
Note that teTeX comes with this licence statement by Thomas Esser
"I have taken great care to ensure that teTeX is free
software. When speaking about free software, I always refer
to the definition of the Free Software Foundation, given as
To my understanding, ConTeXt with the mreadme.pdf-license already
classifies as free software (as defined by the FSF). To be 100% sure
of this fact, I hereby make ConTeXt free software "by definition"
by adding the following clause to ConTeXt's license:
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.[...]"
> - which/where is the reference documentation
> (don't reply with some recursive answer!)
Hmm, the problem is that the documentation is* notoriously outdated and
incomplete. But I think the "ConTeXt - the manual" is rather good though
> - how many euro poeple would pay for a reference
> ConTeXt book?
You mean a printed version of the revised/enhanced "ConTeXt - a manual"?
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