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Re: Bug#202723: perl-doc: Non-free manpage included

I am the original author of the manual page in question.  I am
presently negotiating with CMP, who acquired the Perl Journal a few
years ago, to obtain complete and unambiguous copyright on the
article.  If I succeed, I will release the original article and
'perlreftut', the derived manpage, under the GNU FDL or whatever other
license the Debian maintainers think appropriate.  

Even if I don't succeed in this, I will try to negotiate a less
restrictive license.

Can I suggest that if something like this comes up in the future, you
try contacting the original author for assistance?  I would have done
something sooner, but the problem was brought to my attention only
this afternoon.

Mark-Jason Dominus 	  			                 mjd@plover.com

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