Bug#458385: New version of Artistic License
Russ Allbery wrote:
Licenses are included in common-licenses primarily on the basis of how
commonly they're used in the archive. Currently, there are only about
five packages in the archive covered by this license, so I don't believe
this is warranted at this time. Basically, the license isn't common.
GPL-3 isn't common either, yet. But it is included, because it's the
latest version of a license that is quite common, and it's expected that
many packages will update their license.
The Debian Policy Manual states that packages released under the
Artistic License should refer to the files in
/usr/share/common-licenses. I intended to comply with that policy for
the updated Parrot packages, but found I couldn't since the directory
only contained an old version of the license.