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Id: 49110
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Subject: Missing Copyright Information
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Hi: While packaging your module for Debian, I noticed that your module doesn't seem to mention copyright information anywhere, though it does mention that it's under the Perl license. Also, while it says that it's licensed under the Artistic license, it has in parantheses, Same as Perl. However, Perl5 is under a dual license of either the Artistic license or GPL, version 1 or later. In Debian we need copyright/license information for all 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. Cheers, Jonathan


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