Folks,

See below the Latex License.

        http://www.latex-project.org/lppl.html

It seems to me that clause '8.B" makes this license more restrictive than
the ASF license - and we thus should not allow code(fragements) which are
under this license in downloads from ASF infrastructure.

Or am I misreading things - the license is long and weildy.

Dw


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