[OS X TeX] wyswyg-TeX for Linux?

brian at pongonova.net brian at pongonova.net
Sun Jan 20 00:47:10 EST 2008

On Sat, Jan 19, 2008 at 11:29:36PM -0500, Alain Schremmer wrote:
> For some reasons, I am under the impression that the code produced by  
> Lyx is not quite the same as that put out by open packages such as  
> those to be found, say, on CTAN. More to the point, I am under the  
> impression that the code produced by Lyx has to be edited/typeset  
> with Lyx. In which case it wouldn't comply with the terms of the GNU  
> Free Documentation License.

Not true.  LyX produces documents that can be read by other LaTeX
processors.  I started my dissertation in LyX, and discovered there
were some things I needed to do that LyX made somewhat difficult, so I
migrated to MacTeX/vim/LaTeX-Suite and used the source document
produced by LyX with no problems.  LyX can use whatever LaTeX
processor you happen to have installed.

Even if the output from LyX wasn't readable by another processor, that
wouldn't necessarily mean there was a GPL violation.  LyX is open
source under GPLv2, so the source code itself would describe any type
of output that was LyX-specific.


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