Bug 533763 - Review Request: tex-cjw - LaTeX class for writing resumes and cover letters
Review Request: tex-cjw - LaTeX class for writing resumes and cover letters
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2009-11-08 21:48 EST by W. Michael Petullo
Modified: 2015-12-05 18:01 EST (History)
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Description W. Michael Petullo 2009-11-08 21:48:19 EST
Spec URL: http://www.flyn.org/SRPMS/tex-cjw.spec
SRPM URL: http://www.flyn.org/SRPMS/tex-cjwltx-20090907-1.fc12.src.rpm
Description:
cjwltx is a LaTeX class for writing resumes, cover letters and other common documents.

This package does not contain a clear, consistent copyright notice. I have contacted the author and he has agreed on the LPPL in an email. However, I have not yet seen a new release referencing the LPPL.
Comment 1 Susi Lehtola 2009-11-12 05:14:27 EST
Just a few notes:

Change Requires: texlive-latex to Requires: tex(latex).

If you're using braces around %{texpkgdir} use them also with %{buildroot}.
Comment 2 W. Michael Petullo 2010-02-14 16:56:24 EST
Spec URL: http://www.flyn.org/SRPMS/tex-cjw.spec
SRPM URL: http://www.flyn.org/SRPMS/tex-cjwltx-20090907-2.fc12.src.rpm

- Require tex(latex)
- Put braces around buildroot
Comment 3 Jason Tibbitts 2010-11-13 15:56:53 EST
A few comments as I look through these ancient review tickets:

The packaging looks fine; there's some stuff you can drop (Buildroot, %clean, first line of %install) on today's Fedora releases.

The upstream URL is 404 for me, as is the Source0: URL.

Not sure how the license comes out to LPPL; I checked for copyright statements and came up with the following (from cjw-latex.ins

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    Copyright (C) 1997 by:  Colin J. Wynne <cwynne@mts.jhu.edu>

This file is part of cjw-latex, a collection of package files for
LaTeX2e, written by Colin J. Wynne.  It may be freely distributed in
any form---electronic, physical, or otherwise---so long as the
distributor provides this file in its entirety (including this
copyright announcement) and charges no fee (except for reasonable
recompense for the duplication process).  Fair 'nough?

I would also prefer that the entire source file `cjw-latex.dtx',
together with `cjw-latex.ins', be propagated instead of any one
subfile.

Please feel free to improve on or alter any code herein as suits your
needs, and by all means notify me of any suggestions, improvements, or
requests.

This file is beer-ware.  If you use it and like it, then you should
buy me a beer if you ever meet me. :-)
=====

There are also files with copyright statements but no license:

cjw-ltr.ins:
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Copyright (C) 1995 by Colin J. Wynne

This file is part of cjw-ltr, a class for creating modified standard
letters as well as German style letters under LaTeX2e.
=====

cjwoutl.ins:
=====
Copyright (C) 1995 by Colin J. Wynne

This file is part of cjwoutl, a package
for generating outlines with LaTeX2e.
=====

And so forth.  I'm not sure what that all comes out to, but I'm rather certain it's not LPPL.
Comment 4 W. Michael Petullo 2010-11-13 18:01:07 EST
I have a personal email from Colin. He agreed on the LPPL and said he'd update the source files. I never saw the changes applied to the files and now they do not seem to be available any more. I will contact Colin and ask him about this again.
Comment 5 Tom "spot" Callaway 2012-07-27 14:27:47 EDT
Any update here? This review request is very old.
Comment 6 James Hogarth 2015-12-03 20:17:51 EST
As per the stalled review policy please provide an update. If one is not provided in the next week this bug will be closed.

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Policy_for_stalled_package_reviews
Comment 7 W. Michael Petullo 2015-12-05 18:01:28 EST
Well, Colin did not update the source file. I still have a personal email from him, but that is all. I just sent another email asking if he would be willing to update the source files to use the LPPL license.

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