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Is LaTeX open source?

I know that LaTeX is free. But is it open source? Is it possible to obtain the source code for LaTeX? From what I understand TeX is open source. Are the macros that make up LaTeX open source?
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Who/what is behind LaTeX?

I hope this question is on-topic. It is a long story, but more and more these days I run into people who doesn't understand what LaTeX is. In particular people I talk to think that LaTeX is a company ...
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How did LaTeX come about?

I know the story of TeX, but how did LaTeX come about, and come to be the only (as far as I know) system built on top of TeX?
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Why is it called LaTeX? [duplicate]

When a person sees the word LaTeX the first time, they are likely to think of a rubber material whose name is simply typed with a weird choice of uppercase letters. This strange name leads to much ...
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What is the latest progress in the realm of TeX? [closed]

Motivation TeX.SE as well as external resources contain information from as far as 2010 regarding e.g. LuaTeX, XeLaTeX, microtype, and popular dilemmas such as KOMA/memoir or babel/polyglossia, which ...
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High-profile cases of non-compliance with the LaTeX Project Public License?

As I'm getting more and more interested in releasing packages of my own in the future, I just read the LaTeX Project Public License (or LPPL). This document defines, among other things, the rules for ...
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List of agreed transliterations for TeX related logos for ebook publications?

Addison-Wesley is currently looking at providing an ebook version of The LaTeX Companion and while this is fairly simple if one provides it as a PDF document, any reflowable format, such as epub, ...
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How are (La)TeX projects financed?

Not sure if this is appropriate for TEX.SX, but I'll ask anyway. Though not a question on the use or feature of (La)TeX and friends, this question is relevant inasmuch as it is about the financial ...
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how to separate 3 tree latex [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Two diagrams side by side construction set of tree I have three trees in latex, I want to represent 2 like this and the third before both ? ...
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What have been the most important changes to LaTeX in the last five years?

I hope I will not be flamed for this question, but I have been out of the loop for the last five years. Therefore my question is: what do you consider the most important changes to LaTeX in the last ...
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What new bits have already been implemented in LaTeX3? Will my current documents (with many packages) still compile with LaTeX3?

I do know that LaTeX3 is a long term project, but I'm interested to find out what's new in LaTeX3 and have there already been any big advancements and backwards incompatible changes.