Re: Please clarify Net-DBus license
On Fri, Jul 06, 2012 at 08:30:44AM +0200, intrigeri wrote:
> Hi Daniel,
> I am trying to adopt the maintenance of Net-DBus in Debian under the
> umbrella of the Debian Perl group, and checking its license.
> Unfortunately, I am not able to find consistent information on this
> topic in the 1.0.0 tarball, that would allow me to determine in with
> enough certainty what the actual license of the code is:
> * README and LICENSE both contain the same set of conflicting
> information, namely
> - "under the terms of Perl itself"
> - either GPL-2+ or Artistic
> ... while Perl is GPL-1+ or Artistic
> * META.yml does not help much, given it only mentions "gpl" only,
> and points to the unversioned http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html
> URL, that currently contains... GPL version 3.
> May you please clarify this somehow?
Yay, I suck. Normally I'm the one complaining to upstream about their
inconsistent licensing statements !
I originally had it under the GPLv2+, but changed relicensed with
permission of all contributors, to be "under ther term of Perl
itself" for widest CPAN compatibility, ie GPLv1+ or Artistic.
Author: Daniel P. Berrange <email@example.com>
Date: Wed Jul 5 18:44:21 2006 -0400
Fix license blurb
diff --git a/README b/README
index 606b2ea..fb398b2 100644
@@ -115,7 +115,19 @@ COPYRIGHT AND LICENCE
Copyright (C) 2004-2006 Daniel Berrange
-This library is provided under the terms of the GNU GPL
+Net-DBus may be redistributed and/or modified under the terms of Perl itself.
+a) the GNU General Public License as published by the Free
+ Software Foundation; either version 1, or (at your option) any
+ later version
+b) the "Artistic License"
+See the file "COPYING" for the full text of each license
I later chose to tweak it to "Artistic or GPLv2+". This should be
considered the current canonical license statement.
Can you file a bug at http://rt.cpan.org requesting that I fix
the misleading license info this in the next release, so that I
don't forget about this again :-)
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