Bug#604435: ITP: libdbd-interbase-perl -- DBI driver for Firebird and InterBase
Owner: Damyan Ivanov <email@example.com>
* Package name : libdbd-interbase-perl
Version : 0.48
Upstream Author : Edwin Pratomo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* URL : http://search.cpan.org/dist/DBD-InterBase/
License : GPL-1+ or Artistic with restrictions (non-free)
Programming Lang: C, Perl
Description : DBI driver for Firebird and InterBase
DBD::InterBase is a Perl module which works with the DBI module to provide
access to Firebird and InterBase databases.
DBI is the standard database interface layer for Perl.
This would go in non-free, because of the following license terms:
The DBD::InterBase module is free software. You may distribute under the
terms of either the GNU General Public License or the Artistic License, as
specified in the Perl README file, with the exception that it cannot be
placed on a CD-ROM or similar media for commercial distribution without the
prior approval of the author.
A very early discussion about the restriction is available at
There are opinions that the restriction was copied verbatim from the dbd-oracle
module and there is effort to drop it (it was dropped in dbd-oracle). In the
mean time, non-free/perl it is. A ticket has been filed upstream about dropping
the restriction (https://rt.cpan.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=63226)
The package will be maintained under the pkg-perl umbrella, but I have decided
to go with Git for source management. Sorry guys, the ability to work detached
from the network is very important to me.