Hello,

Nagy Bence wrote:

- how about ConTeXt future (why it is not open source?)


It is open source, even free software. You can go ahead and change
everything yourself. Pragma ADE has licenced this impressive and
valuable macro package under the terms of the GNU Public License
(GPL)! This is really great! (See mreadme.pdf for details.)


The document mreadme.pdf contains just the text "in the spirit of the
GNU general public licence". Do you think the "spirit of GPL" is the GPL
itself?


Well, it shouldn't matter that much. It is free software by definition of the Free Software Foundation. And "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.".
This is the content of Thomas Esser's docs/context/base/LICENSE.teTeX - and ,readme.pdf allows TeX distributions to do such a change.


Regards,

Tobias
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