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Id: 38285
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Owner: LDS [...] cpan.org
Requestors: ansgar [...] 2008.43-1.org
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Subject: different copyright and license notices for some files
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2008 13:33:01 +0200
To: bug-CGI.pm [...] rt.cpan.org
From: Ansgar Burchardt <ansgar [...] 2008.43-1.org>
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Hi, I downloaded CGI.pm 3.40 and noticed that some files have different copyright and license information: CGI/Cookie.pm, CGI/Fast.pm, CGI/Push.pm have a header that says It may be used and modified freely, but I do request that this copyright notice remain attached to the file. You may modify this module as you wish, but if you redistribute a modified version, please attach a note listing the modifications you have made. while the POD documentation states This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. Also the years given in the copyright notices in the header and the POD differ. Regards, Ansgar -- PGP: 1024D/595FAD19 739E 2D09 0969 BEA9 9797 B055 DDB0 2FF7 595F AD19
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Lincoln, Is it OK to update all files to have the same consistent copyright/license statement? I would recommend the standard Perl statement for minimal confusion and maximal compatibility: "This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself." Mark On Thu Aug 07 07:34:04 2008, ansgar@2008.43-1.org wrote: Show quoted text
> Hi, > > I downloaded CGI.pm 3.40 and noticed that some files have different > copyright and license information: CGI/Cookie.pm, CGI/Fast.pm,
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> have a header that says > > It may be used and modified freely, but I do request that this
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> notice remain attached to the file. You may modify this module as you > wish, but if you redistribute a modified version, please attach a note > listing the modifications you have made. > > while the POD documentation states > > This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
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> under the same terms as Perl itself. > > Also the years given in the copyright notices in the header and the POD > differ. > > Regards, > Ansgar >
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Lincoln, Could you comment on this? (I had previously typo'ed your address when trying to copy you.) On Sat Jul 25 15:51:21 2009, MARKSTOS wrote: Show quoted text
> Lincoln, > > Is it OK to update all files to have the same consistent > copyright/license statement? I would recommend the standard Perl > statement for minimal confusion and maximal compatibility: > > "This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it Show quoted text
> under the same terms as Perl itself." > > Mark > > On Thu Aug 07 07:34:04 2008, ansgar@2008.43-1.org wrote:
> > Hi, > > > > I downloaded CGI.pm 3.40 and noticed that some files have different > > copyright and license information: CGI/Cookie.pm, CGI/Fast.pm,
> CGI/Push.pm
> > have a header that says > > > > It may be used and modified freely, but I do request that this
> copyright
> > notice remain attached to the file. You may modify this module
as you Show quoted text
> > wish, but if you redistribute a modified version, please attach
a note Show quoted text
> > listing the modifications you have made. > > > > while the POD documentation states > > > > This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
> modify it
> > under the same terms as Perl itself. > > > > Also the years given in the copyright notices in the header and the
POD Show quoted text
> > differ. > > > > Regards, > > Ansgar > >
> >
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This issue has been copied to: https://github.com/leejo/CGI.pm/issues/57 please take all future correspondence there. This ticket will remain open but please do not reply here. This ticket will be closed when the github issue is dealt with.
I have made license information in submodules consistent with that of the main CGI.pm module.


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