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Id: 121513
Status: open
Priority: 0/
Queue: Tk-Contrib

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Requestors: ppisar [...] redhat.com
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Broken in: 0.07
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Subject: No license
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I cannot find any license details regarding Tk-Contrib-0.07. That makes this code non-distributable. Could author declare what license he intends to cover this code?
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On 2017-05-03 09:17:54, ppisar wrote: Show quoted text
> I cannot find any license details regarding Tk-Contrib-0.07. That > makes this code non-distributable. > > Could author declare what license he intends to cover this code?
Difficult. Achim Bohnet was just bundling a collection of Tk modules found in the internet/usenet into a CPAN distribution; and the distribution is marked with ADOPTME, so he cannot be asked anymore, I think. For the individual modules I see the following: - Tk::TiedListbox - "may be distributed under the same conditions as Perl" - not problematic? - Tk::OlWm - author is NI-S who passed some years ago - what's the procedure here? - Tk::Dial - author is John Bradley <bradley@cis.upenn.edu> - Tk::Axis - author is Kris Boulez <Kris.Boulez@rug.ac.be>, but according to the TODO file mentions that the email was not valid anymore even in 1998 Maybe it could be assumed that all of these were released to the public domain? But IANAL...
Subject: Re: [rt.cpan.org #121513] No license
Date: Thu, 4 May 2017 08:59:14 +0200
To: Slaven_Rezic via RT <bug-Tk-Contrib [...] rt.cpan.org>
From: Petr Pisar <ppisar [...] redhat.com>
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On Wed, May 03, 2017 at 02:25:13PM -0400, Slaven_Rezic via RT wrote: Show quoted text
> - Tk::TiedListbox - "may be distributed under the same conditions as Perl" > - not problematic?
I overlooked this one. Then this module is fine. Show quoted text
> - Tk::OlWm - author is NI-S who passed some years ago - what's the procedure > here?
Copyright is subject of heritage. The procedure is contacting heirs. Or you can wait few decades until the copyright expires. The exact time varies by country. Show quoted text
> Maybe it could be assumed that all of these were released to the public > domain? But IANAL... >
Unfortunately it does not work like that. -- Petr


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