[NTG-context] Context modules not on CATN and not in TeX Live (slightly OT)

Keith Schultz keithjschultz at icloud.com
Mon Jan 26 17:07:49 CET 2015

Hi Hans,

You misunderstood me.

I am aware how CTAN and TeXLive works.

Mocja, said HE would do the upload to CTAN.
Also, he mentioned that WE could keep some modules 
kept on CTAN if deemed useful!

My question is more about how ConTeXt controls these things
or is responsible?


> Am 26.01.2015 um 16:15 schrieb Hans Hagen <pragma at wxs.nl>:
> On 1/26/2015 2:57 PM, Keith J. Schultz wrote:
>> Hi Mojca,
>> Thank you for clarifying a few things.
>> I have not seen any information how to contribute modules to ConTeXt or
>> how they
>> are passed  up the stream!
>> A few caveats though!
>> 1) Who „authorizes“ ConTeXt modules for CTAN ?
>>         2) Do not CTAN and TeXLive have pretty much the same guidelines?
>>         3) Who gets to decide what is really „Useful“ ?
> 1 : the ctan maintainers, but in general they accept everything that suits tex and friends (of course it will only accept legally correct items)
> 2 : i think that texlive has more strict rules with respect to licenses
> 3 : quality control is not part of the picture nor is maintainance or useability ... i suppose something can end up on ctan that is unuseable, broken and unmaintained ... it's user driven
> - : for texlive it can make sense to also provide the right information for inclusion and installation and that is what the garden packager does (you cannot expect texlive maintainers to keep track of all that)
>> I did not mean to say do not use TDS!  Besides, one can always install the
>> „missing“ modules in the TeXLive tree, if they really want them!
>> regards
>> Keith.
>>> Am 26.01.2015 um 14:03 schrieb Mojca Miklavec
>>> <mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com <mailto:mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com>>:
[snip, snip]

>>> No, wait, let's try to clear things up first.
>>> If modules should be on CTAN and aren't, I'll add them to CTAN. If
>>> modules are on CTAN, but not in TeX Live, we should figure out why
>>> they are excluded from TeX Live and either make sure that they are
>>> either added to TeX Live (if there are no problems with licencing,
>>> packaging etc.) or removed from CTAN (in case they are not really
>>> useful). We could keep some modules on CTAN if they are useful, but
>>> don't qualify for TL inclusion for some obscure reason.
[snip, snip]

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