Re: Perl module licensing, the next step
Glenn Maynard (email@example.com) wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 09, 2003 at 04:25:26PM -0600, Ardo van Rangelrooij wrote:
> > I've been contacted by Ann Barcomb (see her message below; below that is her
> > second message to me) about the Perl module license issue. I've put her on
> > the Cc and would appreciate it if you could keep her on the list of recepients.
> > So, what information do we feed back to the Perl community in order for them
> > to "fix" their licenses.
> Well, there's arguments on both sides, but doesn't yet seem to be a consensus
> on whether this is a real problem or not. Clarifying it probably can't
> hurt, though.
It's also my impression there's no consensus, but what is the deciding enity in
Debian on this matter: ftp-masters, the technical committee, ...?
> > This module is available under the same terms and conditions as
> > Perl itself, versions 5.3 through 6.8.
> Perhaps (taking the GPL as a hint):
> This module is available under the same terms and conditions as
> Perl itself, version 5.3 or (at your option) any later version.
> to prevent any possible license conflicts down the road, and the
> unnecessary implication that "6.8" should be updated with every
> release of Perl.
But this still does not mention explicitly the licenses (GPL+Artistic)
and that seems to be the key issue.
Ardo van Rangelrooij
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