Fwd: Perl IO module license change
Graham Barr has changed the license on the IO Perl module after a lot
of in-fighting on the Perl 5 Porters mailing list. I guess we'll have
to stop including Perl (or at least the IO module) with Debian, unless
someone can change Graham's mind.
>>>>> "Graham" == Graham Barr <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Graham> All versions of IO before 1.19 are being removed from
Graham> CPAN, however after posting 1.19 I did realise that I have
Graham> made it too strict. It should be you can distribute
Graham> unalterd copies freely, but modified copies cannot. I will
Graham> be re-uploading when I have it sorted.
I'll have to sadly forward this to the Debian GNU/Linux mailing
list. Unless your license explicitly allows distributing patch-files
along with your module, Debian cannot even start including IO with the
rest of the distribution.
Please see http://www.debian.org/social_contract.html#guidelines --
you might have a change of heart after you see just how restricting
your new license is. :(
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