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-What was the CTAN `nonfree` tree?+====== ​What was the CTAN `nonfree` tree? ====== 
  
 When CTAN was founded, in the 1990s, it was unusual to publish When CTAN was founded, in the 1990s, it was unusual to publish
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 any rate, to publish those terms formally). any rate, to publish those terms formally).
  
-With the advent of the TeX _distributions_, however, people+With the advent of the TeX //​distributions//​, however, people
 started to realise the need for such information,​ to protect those who started to realise the need for such information,​ to protect those who
 create, distribute or sell the discs that hold the packages, etc. create, distribute or sell the discs that hold the packages, etc.
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 distributors,​ not to say package authors) to separate packages that distributors,​ not to say package authors) to separate packages that
 were candidates for distribution,​ and those that were in some sense were candidates for distribution,​ and those that were in some sense
-''​not free''​.  Thus was the `nonfreetree born.+"not free".  Thus was the ''​nonfree'' ​tree born.
  
-From the start, the `nonfreetree was controversial:​ the terms+From the start, the ''​nonfree'' ​tree was controversial:​ the terms
 under which a package would be placed on the tree were hotly under which a package would be placed on the tree were hotly
 contested, and the CTAN team were only able slowly to populate contested, and the CTAN team were only able slowly to populate
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 catalogue'​s coverage of CTAN is good (and slowly improving), catalogue'​s coverage of CTAN is good (and slowly improving),
 the general rule for distributors has become the general rule for distributors has become
-''​if the package is listed in the catalogue, check there to see+"if the package is listed in the catalogue, check there to see
 whether you should distribute; if the package is not listed in the whether you should distribute; if the package is not listed in the
-catalogue, don't think of distributing it''​.+catalogue, don't think of distributing it".
 (The catalogue only has a modest ​ (The catalogue only has a modest ​
-[list of licences](https://​ctan.org/​license/​), but it covers the set used +[[https://​ctan.org/​license/​|list of licences]], but it covers the set used 
-by packages on CTAN, with a wild-card ​`other-free`+by packages on CTAN, with a wild-card ​''​other-free''​
 which covers packages that the CTAN administrators believe to which covers packages that the CTAN administrators believe to
 be free even though the authors haven'​t used a standard licence.) be free even though the authors haven'​t used a standard licence.)
  
-There is a corollary to the ''​general rule''​: if you notice something+There is a corollary to the "general rule": if you notice something
 that ought to be in the distributions,​ for which there is no catalogue that ought to be in the distributions,​ for which there is no catalogue
-entry, please let the CTAN team (<a href="​mailto:ctan@dante.de">​ctan@dante.de<​/a>​) ​know.+entry, please let the [[https://ctan.org/contact|CTAN team]] ​know.
 It may well be that the package has simply been missed, but some aren't It may well be that the package has simply been missed, but some aren't
 catalogued because there'​s no documentation and the team just doesn'​t catalogued because there'​s no documentation and the team just doesn'​t
 understand the package. understand the package.
  
-In the light of the above, the `nonfreetree is being +In the light of the above, the ''​nonfree'' ​tree is being 
-dismantled, and its contents moved (or moved _back_) to the main +dismantled, and its contents moved (or moved //back//) to the main 
-CTAN tree.  So the answer to the question is, now, ''​the+CTAN tree.  So the answer to the question is, now, "the
 nonfree tree was a part of CTAN, whose contents are now in nonfree tree was a part of CTAN, whose contents are now in
-the main tree''​.+the main tree". 
  
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