Re: copyright stanzas [was Re: Sys::SigAction]
As a CPAN module developer, I'm curious:
What about having a line like: "This module is distributed under the
same terms of Perl itself. Please see LICENSE for details."
>From what I have read in your email, does that mean you can't say (for
purposes of Debian packaging) that License is Perl?
What if it can be simply verified that the LICENSE file is simply the
Perl license copied verbatim, too?
Also, are you saying that it would be harmful to include the LICENSE
file, instead of simply pointing to the name of the LICENSE in the
On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 12:32 PM, Jonas Smedegaard <email@example.com> wrote:
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> On Thu, Feb 05, 2009 at 06:44:44PM +0200, Damyan Ivanov wrote:
>>-=| gregor herrmann, Thu, Feb 05, 2009 at 04:01:03PM +0100 |=-
>>> Hm, I actually prefer the "stand-alone" licenses at the end because
>>> they avoid duplication of the license boilerplate (for packages with
>>> several Files: stanzas that all have the same license but different
>>> copyright holders) and make reading of the Files: paragraphs easier.
>>Right. Avoiding bloat is good.
> Please just use "License" (or make sure to declare an explicit revision
> of the proposal that still includes -Alias".
>> Foo-Bar is distributed by the same terms as Perl.
> If licensing text mentions the filename explicitly, then you cannot
> Or more accurately: You can of course generalize anyway, but then you do
> not include the licensing verbatim, so risk violating (ftpmasters
> interpretation of) Debian Policy.
>>> Disclaimer: I have not followed the development of the proposed new
>>> format closely.
>>I checked it briefly today and it seems its authors wait for Lenny to
>>be set free before initiating a DEP. IOW, the proposal won't settle
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