Re: perl modules' default licence
On Sun, Aug 03, 2003 at 01:33:44PM +0100, Edmund GRIMLEY EVANS wrote:
> Jakob Bohm <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> > This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
> > modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. Either Perl
> > version 5.8.3 or, at your option, any later version you may
> > have available.
> The GPL refers to the GPL "as published by the Free Software
> Foundation", but you're not saying here what counts as a version of
> Perl. For example, if someone creates a public-domain implementation
> of some extended subset of Perl, is that sufficient to make the
> modules public-domain?
Oops, that should be there too, the trouble is to formally
denote the proper organization, given that:
The organization surrounding Standard Perl has changed in the
past, and may change again. Perl 5 is copyright Larry Wall,
Perl 6 is in development and copyright The Perl Foundation.
Larry Wall is a human being and will probably die before the
copyright on new modules expire.
The Perl Foundation is a unit of YAS, not a separate entity.
Demanding that the Perl version in question be derived from
Standard Perl would appear a good choice, except that perl6 will
apparently be a ground-up rewrite, at may not call its release
This message is hastily written, please ignore any unpleasant wordings,
do not consider it a binding commitment, even if its phrasing may
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