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Bug#113260: ITP: libnet-grpnetworks-perl -- modified CPAN module to determine IP network membership

On Sun, Sep 23, 2001 at 11:08:58PM -0300, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> On Sun, 23 Sep 2001, Marc Haber wrote:
> > Copyright (c) 1997 Andre Rodrigues Viegas. All rights reserved. This
> > program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
> > under the same terms as Perl itself. 
> [...]
> > Now I need an idea for a new package name since I obviously can't use
> > Net::GrpNetworks if I fork from Andre's code. Does anybody have an
> > idea how to name that package? Or is there something in Debian that
> > can do the same?
> Perl is under a dual GPL/artistic license, and so is this module. You do not
> have to rename a fork; You could just upload a new package to CPAN and
> Debian with an increased version number, and a copy of the email where
> upstream stated that he would incorporate your changes. Yes, it would still
> be a fork, but it would look like a NMU...

Yes, but I'd like to fork since I don't want to offend Andre. And
actually, I don't plan to upload to CPAN because it's enough work to
keep up with Debian bug reports ;)

> (Also, keep in mind that upstream probably stopped answering your email
> because he's not that interested in the module anymore).

That is possible, but I don't think so judging from the mail exchange
I had with Andre in the beginning of this year.

Additionally, I don't think that Net::GrpNetworks is a good name for
that module. What do you think about Net::IPNetMember?


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