I don't personally have a need for String::LRC anymore and this
WNPP should perhaps be closed entirely (String::LRC it is of niche usefulness,
typically integrating with legacy systems).
Nevertheless, for the record in case someone does wind up needing and
packaging this, I did wind up contacting the author back then about
licensing and he did provide a statement that BSD was his intention and
it was fine to redistribute under that license. (That was more than good
enough for 2002. Not sure it holds up to today's standards?)
Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2002 09:33:49 -0400
From: WhoElse? <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: String::LRC licensing
That sounds fine to me, my intent was along the
lines of the BSD license; thus, the generic BSD
license is fine. Would you require anything
more of me at this time?
At 06:58 PM 9/8/2002 -0700, you wrote:
> Hi Ralph,
> I'm contacting you on behalf of the Debian project
> <http://www.debian.org/>. We'd like to include your String::LRC module
> in our distribution. One thing Debian is very careful about is software
> licensing - all software must meet our "free software guidelines"
> >From reading your license to the String::LRC module, it appears to me
> that your intention was to create a free software license, but there
> are some problems with your specific license.
> Would you consider licensing the String::LRC module under the BSD
> license (or any other free license of your choice, such as the GPL,
> Artistic, etc.)? The BSD license appears to be your intention:
> Copyright (C) R Padron.
> All rights reserved.
> Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
> modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions
> are met:
> 1. Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
> notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
> 2. Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright
> notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the
> documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution.
> THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR ``AS IS'' AND ANY EXPRESS OR
> IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED
> WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE
> DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT,
> INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
> (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR
> SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION)
> HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT,
> STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN
> ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE
> POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
> Simply replying to this email in the affirmative would be more the
> sufficient to allow us to distribute the module.
> Thanks for your time.