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Fwd: [rt.cpan.org #53310] Missing Copyright Information

It looks like our issues have been resolved. Does someone more active
in the group want to take over whatever package this relates to?



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Nick Bebout via RT <bug-NTLM@rt.cpan.org>
Date: Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 9:58 PM
Subject: [rt.cpan.org #53310] Missing Copyright Information
To: JAWNSY@cpan.org

<URL: https://rt.cpan.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=53310 >

Copyright 2001 - Mark Bush - <Mark.Bush@bushnet.demon.co.uk>
Copyright 2007 - David (Buzz) Bussenschutt - <davidbuzz@gmail.com>
Copyright 2008 - Dmitry Karasik - <dmitry@karasik.eu.org>
Copyright 2008 - Andrew Hobson - <ahobson@infloop.com>
Copyright 2011 - Nick Bebout - <nbebout@cpan.org>

Will that suffice?


On Sat Jan 02 23:33:01 2010, JAWNSY wrote:
> Hi:
> While packaging your module for Debian, I noticed that it doesn't seem
>    to mention copyright information or license terms. Without
>    copyright information and licensing terms, we cannot package this
>    module for Debian, even though it's something that our users want
>    [1].
> In Debian we need copyright/license information for all of the
>    packages we upload. Could you give us (replying to this bug report
>    is fine): years of copyright, copyright holders' names, copyright
>    holders' e-mail addresses. Unfortunately without this information
>    we cannot upload it.
> This is more than just a Debian issue. I'm not a lawyer, but it's my
>    understanding that both copyright and licensing information is
>    vital for the continued success of open source software. Copyright
>    is what allows you to assert a license, and a license is what
>    ensures open source remains open source, and that users can make
>    use of your software. A great article discussing some of this is
>    "What is Copyleft?" by Richard Stallman:
>    http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/
> Thanks for releasing your work to the CPAN. I apologize in advance for
>    the noise, as I understand that the last thing most authors want to
>    deal with is legal administrivia like this. I do hope, however,
>    that you could (in your continued generosity) help us with this
>    request. Please also consider adding these statements to your
>    code/package README, since we must distribute some evidence of
>    copyright information if it is not in the source package itself.
> Cheers,
> Jonathan
> On behalf of the Debian Perl Team
> [1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=507669

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